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Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F.

 
 
Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
1. Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F. Marker
Inscription. The first community building was built by the Odd Fellows in 1863 costing $30,000. Lodge offices and Hall were on the second floor. The Odeon Saloon and Billiard Parlour occupied the west side of the street floor, hosting such notables as Mark Twain and Adolph Sutro. The hardware establishment of Howe and Gallatine was on the east side street level.

In August, 1863, Territorial Governor Nye, escorted by Fort Churchill troops, spoke from the balcony to an empty street following a reported riot, and committee of vigilance hanging. President U.S. Grant, prior to visiting Sutro's tunnel, in October, 1879, used the balcony to speak to a more responsive group of townspeople.

After the Dayton fire of July, 1866, the building was sold and remodeled. The second floor became the Melodeon Hall where dances, minstrel shows, and operas were held. Some town meetings were conducted here.

Mr. & Mrs. Grahame H. Hardy purchased the property in 1964 and through their restoration, have preserved the past for the future.
 
Erected 1974 by E Clampus Vitus- Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 14.203′ N, 119° 35.45′ 
Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F. image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
2. Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F.
The marker is mounted on the front of the building between the two windows on the right.
W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on 65 Pike Street north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton NV 89403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevada Added Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Hotel & Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson & Colorado Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinatown (about 500 feet away); Dayton (about 500 feet away); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); Chief Truckee (about 500 feet away); Hall's Station (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F.Building image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
3. Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F.Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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