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Gold Coin Club

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1899–1900, Frank M. and Harry E. Woods, builders. 413 W. Diamond Ave.

Town founders Harry and Frank Woods built the Gold Coin Club for their employees' recreation, supposedly patterning the interior of their grandiose hall after the New York Athletic Club. The Colonial Revival building has Ionic columns supporting a second-story porch under a pediment and a decorative frieze. Inside, the club originally contained a ballroom, gymnasium, bowling alleys, pool room, dining rooms, and a library. After the 1903–1904 labor strike closed the Gold Coin, it was used as a hospital and later as a private residence. Currently used for apartments, it stands across Diamond Avenue from the crumbling ruins and collapsing shafts of the Gold Coin Mine.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Gold Coin Club", [Cripple Creek, 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, 336-337.

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