Sherman Street Event Center

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Mosque of the El Jebel Shrine
Mosque of the El Jebel Shrine.jpg
Front and southern side of the building
Sherman Street Event Center is located in Colorado
Sherman Street Event Center
Location 1770 Sherman St., Denver, Colorado
Coordinates 39°44′41″N 104°59′2″W / 39.74472°N 104.98389°W / 39.74472; -104.98389Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 104°59′2″W / 39.74472°N 104.98389°W / 39.74472; -104.98389
Area 0.9 acres (0.36 ha)
Built 1907
Architect Viggio Baerresen; Harold Baerressen
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Moorish Revival; Egyptian Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97001235[1]
CSRHP # 5DV.2892
Added to NRHP October 24, 1997

The Sherman Street Event Center[2] (formerly known as the Mosque of the El Jebel Shrine, the Rocky Mountain Consistory, and the Scottish Rite Temple - the latter despite the fact that it never served as a Scottish Rite meeting hall) is a historic building in the North Capitol Hill neighborhood of downtown Denver.[3]

The Moorish inspired building was constructed in 1907, as a meeting hall for the El Jabel chapter of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (the Shriners). It has never been a true mosque in the Islamic sense. In 1924, having outgrown the building, the Shriners sold it to the Scottish Rite Masons, who renamed it. In 1995, the Scottish Rite sold the building to Eulipions, Inc. who converted it into a catering and events facility.[4]

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  1. ^ NRIS
  2. ^ Sherman Street Events Center website
  3. ^ Old House Interiors - Feb-Mar 2005 Vol. 11, No. 2 -- Page 14 "at the Mosque of the El Jebel Shrine Temple, also known as the 1770 Sherman Street Complex, in Denver. (Built in 1907, the National Register building is one of the best examples of Moorish-inspired architecture in Colorado.) ..."
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places nomination document