Rezoned and Repurposed: 1888 saloon in Leadville, Colorado

Today we return again to the historic mountain town of Leadville, Colorado to view an 1888 saloon building that really has not been changed much at all. It is repurposed as a private residence with 3 remaining storefront retail spaces, but it still looks EXACTLY as it would have in the 1880’s. You could still even have a drink at the saloon bar!

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I came across this amazing place while perusing one of my favorite house blogs: oldhousedreams.com. The former gold-rush era saloon is indeed a residential space with 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a private kitchen. But living here would be like living in an old western movie set…

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Inside, the saloon bar is still fully intact:

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A couple of months ago I profiled another old Leadville commercial building that had been repurposed as a western saloon-themed residence. (They LOVE their saloons in small Colorado mining towns!) But that one was completely gutted and built new to look old. This one is the real deal – old weathered wood and all.

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It reminds me of one of those old west museums…

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This fun little place is currently for sale! It is listed for $275,000. The structure has 1,741 square feet on 0.17 acres.

It even has a rustic backyard with grass:

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Back inside… the saloon has a fully equipped ANTIQUE kitchen:

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What a hoot it would be to actually LIVE here! If this place was more in my price range, I would seriously consider it.

For all the details, you can see the complete listing here.

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It would be like owning your very own mini-ghost town!

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Hey friends – it’s Friday! :)

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