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Cripple Creek in Teller County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Homestead Parlour House

1896

 
 
Old Homestead Parlour House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2009
1. Old Homestead Parlour House Marker
[Photo caption:]
Myers Avenue looking east – circa 1895.
Courtesy of the Denver Public Library – Western History Department.
Inscription. Situated just below Cripple Creek’s fashionable business district, the Old Homestead anchored Myers Avenue’s “entertainment trade.” On a street flanked by saloons and one-room “cribs” where individual “ladies” could ply their trade, this brothel was noted for its elegant hostesses and European furnishings.

Pearl DeVere, Hazel Vernon and Lola Livingston were among the mistresses who attended to the Parlour’s wealthy clients. Pearl’s tenure was short lived, as she died of a morphine overdose in 1897.

The Old Homestead remained a popular spot until 1916, when a variety of factors – declining mine production, Prohibition, and the Women's Christian Temperance Union – combined to close its doors.
 
Erected by The Gold Belt Tour.
 
Location. 38° 44.755′ N, 105° 10.513′ W. Marker is in Cripple Creek, Colorado, in Teller County. Marker is on East Myers Avenue east of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 East Myers Avenue, Cripple Creek CO 80813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Old Homestead House” of Myers Avenue (a few steps
Old Homestead Parlour House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2009
2. Old Homestead Parlour House Marker
The marker is to the right of the door.
from this marker); Fairley Bros. & Lampman Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victor City Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Welcome to Victor Colorado (approx. 3 miles away); Labor Wars (approx. 3.1 miles away); North 4th Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Bawdy Side of Town (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fire! (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cripple Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Old Homestead Cripple Creek - Community Photo Gallery. (Submitted on January 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Madam of Cripple Creek - Teller County News. (Submitted on January 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
The Old Homestead Parlour House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2009
3. The Old Homestead Parlour House
The Old Homestead Parlour House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2009
4. The Old Homestead Parlour House
Inside the Old Homestead Parlour House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
5. Inside the Old Homestead Parlour House
Inside the Old Homestead Parlour House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
6. Inside the Old Homestead Parlour House
Inside the Old Homestead Parlour House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
7. Inside the Old Homestead Parlour House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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