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Cortez in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Owl Café

125 E. Main

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
1. Owl Café Marker
Inscription.  In 1933 or '34, Frank McNeill purchased the Owl Café from Dr. Johnson, who owned the building, and Mike Spyres, who ran the restaurant.

McNeill received one of the first liquor licenses in the state of Colorado after prohibition was repealed, and the establishment became the Owl Bar and Cafe.

Frank McNeill owned the building and business until sometime during WWII when he sold it to Francis Stockdale. Maureen McNeill remembers the wooden partitions between the booths in the café and how big the restaurant seemed.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 20.913′ N, 108° 34.991′ W. Marker is in Cortez, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 160) east of South Beech Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East Main Street, Cortez CO 81321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belmont Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Mead & Hengstler Lumber (within shouting distance of this marker); Journal Building
Owl Café Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
2. Owl Café Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nu-Way Western Wear (about 300 feet away); Montezuma Title & Realty (about 300 feet away); Cortez Public School (Calkins) (about 400 feet away); Montezuma Valley National Bank (about 500 feet away); Charles Duff Mercantile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cortez.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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