Columbus House

303 Sixth Avenue

1898

A restaurant and a grocery preceded the Columbus House on the southwestern corner of Eighth Avenue and Main Street. In 1898, a Queen Anne architectural style building was constructed by M. Pasqual & Co. at a cost of $8,000. The next year a hotel and a saloon were opened. In 1916 Colorado voted to go dry so the saloon became a soft drink parlor and in 1920 the Columbus Pool Hall was opened on the first floor. A basement restaurant opened in 1926, there was a secondhand store on the first floor and the Columbus Hotel was upstairs. In 1949 business in the building consisted of a barber shop, a restaurant and an amusement club. The latest businesses to occupy this charming old building are the Silver Nugget Restaurant and the Columbus House Bed & Breakfast.

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