Harrison Ave looking north, showing from right, Tabor Opera House, Hyman's Saloon (314/316 Harrison) vacant site where May's clothing store once stood, Monarch Saloon. The Hyman block now has one central door, but in the 1880's 314 Harrison was Warfield's Cigar Store (next to the Opera House) and 316 was the Saloon. There were two separate entrances. This picture was taken by Debbie Voyles and you can see the white door (next to the Opera House) which was the private entrance for residents of Hyman'l.
The Monarch Saloon
The Monarch Saloon and Hyman's Saloon (part) on Harrison Avenue, taken from W 3rd Street. City Directory for 1884 shows John Holliday residing at 219 W 3rd. Picture taken by Debbie Voyles
The Monarch Saloon
106 East 2nd Street
The City Directory for 1883 shows Doc Holliday residing at 106 E 2nd Street. This is what the site now looks like. Photograph taken by Debbie Voylest.
Gambling Room, Hyman's Saloon
Gambling room, Hyman's Saloon. This room was in the process of being refurbished when we visited in 1999. It lies behind what was Warfield's Cigar Store, 314 Harrison Ave., but entry was through the Saloon at 316 Harrison. There is a false back wall, covering a door and two window
Back Bar, Hyman's Saloon
Back bar in Hyman's Saloon. This was brought in by the present owners and is not original to the building
The South West elevation of the building , shows a bricked up window and door on the second floor leading to what was a separate entrance. Access would have been from an alleyway that once ran alongside the building. Was this room John's Office?
City Directories for 1883 & 1884
John’s name appears in the city directories for both these years
Ceiling in Hyman’s Saloon
This is the original, patterned, pressed-
Edna in John’s Room
Edna in John's room. I am standing here, in what I believe to have been the room occupied by John Holliday when he roomed above Hyman's Saloon. Two small rooms have been made into one private sitting room by the present owners, but this area, would have been John's room.
219 W 3rd Street
The 1884 City Directory lists John as living here. This is what the site looked like in 1999. During that year John seems to have move his lodgings quite a bit. He is also shown during 1884 to have roomed above Hyman's Saloon, and, in August when he shot at Billy Allen, he was rooming in the Star Block at 405 Harrison Avenue
210 S. Pine Street is the site of the former city jail. John was taken here after he shot Billy Allen in Hyman's Saloon.
Picture taken by Debbie Voyles
View From East Second Street
This is my picture of the view looking West from outside 106 E 2nd Street. The view crosses Harrison Avenue and looks down W 2nd Street (which was the notorious State Street). I just wanted the view of the mountains that John must have seen many times -