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Bent Elbow Saloon (Florence Saloon)

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Florence Saloon
1907. 1114 Blair St. (corner of 11th St.)

The Italian builders and original co-owners of this saloon named it for the city in their native Tuscany. The two-story clapboard box sheathed in pressed metal “brick” retains its pressed metal cornice and original storefront with a recessed entry under a new balcony. Now a Hollywoodish invitation to tourists, the saloon once staged mock shootouts and hangings. Inside, not only the ceiling but the walls are clad in pressed metal. The Brunswick Balke Collender back bar was “Union Made by Amalgamated Wood-Workers of America.”

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Bent Elbow Saloon (Florence Saloon)", [Silverton, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 562-562.

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