If you know where to look, you can find numerous remnants of Colorado's past, some of which date back to the mining boom that effectively built the state back in the mid-1800s. One of these places that has been standing for all of these years has a ton of history and a new life ahead of it following a major renovation project.

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Keep scrolling to learn about the historic Mosque of the El Jebel Shrine.

History of Colorado's Mosque of the El Jebel Shrine

Immediately following the mining boom which resulted in Colorado's statehood, a group known as the Shriners of Denver formed in 1887 and built the massive and ornate building that still stands at 1770 Sherman Street in downtown Denver as a meeting place for the group in 1907.

While officially known as the El Jebel chapter of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the building was never used as an actual mosque for Islamic worship and in all actuality, served as a setting for wild parties which were quite the contrary in nature.

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Stories of vaudeville, dancing, bazaars, drinking, and even "masculine jollity" were commonplace in the mysterious mosque for many years.

However, after changing hands a number of times, the historic building closed its doors in 2012 where it sat abandoned for over a decade.

Colorado's Historic Shriners Mosque is Renovated and Reopened

While the mysterious secret society behind the building hasn't used it in many years, a company known as Non Plus Ultra has not only acquired the property but has given it an extensive facelift and has already booked private events there.

So far, only one event has been held at the historic property, but the company is currently accepting booking requests and the once-threatened historic building appears to have a bright future after all.

Explore an Abandoned Masonic Temple in Colorado

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Masonic Temples are shrouded in secrecy but a former temple in Colorado is completely abandoned and you can take a virtual tour of it. 

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Victor, Colorado Has an Abandoned Masonic Temple + More

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

The town of Victor, Colorado has a rich history and is still home to an abandoned Masonic Temple, gold mine, and more.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Did You Know this Huge Buddhist Temple is in Colorado?

Take a virtual tour of a huge Buddhist center deep in the Colorado wilderness.

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