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Senate Saloon

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c. 1896. 125 S. Spruce Ave.

Starting out as a respectable boarding house, the Senate evolved into a notorious saloon where Pacific Avenue prostitutes flaunted their finery. The simple brick one-story box on a stone foundation rising to windowsill level was restored in the 1960s as a bar and restaurant under the original name. It retains the brass footrail, spittoons, pressed metal ceiling, and plank floor of the original interior but never regained a second story lost to fire.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Senate Saloon", [Telluride, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-SM11.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 588-588.

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