Skiing has a long and storied history here in North America, and any die-hard skier can tell you all about the history of their local hill. We're putting your skills to the test with a new series called Skispotter. Each week we'll bring you an old-timey photo of a ski lift, ski area, or historic building and you- dedicated ski buffs- will guess where it's from. Have an old photo you'd like us to use? Drop us an email, we'd be ever so grateful.
Although the saloon is long gone, this building retains its name, and today houses offices and condos (natch). It's on the National Historic Register and is a National Historic Landmark, and is located in this ski town's admittedly small, but very busy, former Red Light District. Think you can solve the mystery?
The ladies of the night may be gone, but several garish buildings remain gussied up in memory of the good old days, when a miner could knock off his day with a whiskey or ten, followed by a session with a busty belle.
Pray tell us, Curbediverse, what is name of the town, the building in this photo, and the name of that Red Light District- (the moniker is still in use today)? Make your guesses in the comments, and don't forget to send us a tip if you have a photo to contribute.
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