Crest Theater

4th Street & Curtis Avenue,
De Beque, CO 81630

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The Odd Fellows Hall was built in 1900. Around 1918 movies started to be shown on the first floor of the building and it was known as the Crest Theater. The I.O.O.F. Hall/Crest Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 6, 2009 at 11:07 am

National Register of Historic Places information:

I.O.O.F. Hall (added 1993 – Building – #93000200)
Also known as Crest Theatre;5ME 6937
Jct. of 4th St. and Curtis Ave., De Beque

Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov't
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture, Social
Historic Sub-function: Meeting Hall, Theater
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 6, 2009 at 11:15 am

This information comes from the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties:

CREST THEATER / I.O.O.F. HALL
4th and Curtis, De Beque
National Register 3/25/1993, 5ME.6937

The Odd Fellows constructed the two-story building as a meeting hall in 1900. Beginning in 1918, movies were shown in the first floor space, and the building served as the social and entertainment center for the surrounding area into the early 1930s. Architecturally, the hall is an excellent example of the use of pressed metal as a decorative cladding for a wood-frame structure. Coursed stone pattern metal sheets clad the side walls, and distinctive facade components include engaged columns, stylized floral motifs, and a projecting cornice with a fleur de lis and swag motif.

This is a 2009 photo of the building.

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