During its heyday in the 1880s, the mining town of Elkhorn swelled to a population of 2,500. The boom ended in 1890 with the drop in silver prices and residents moved to other areas. They left behind two impressive structures, Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall, which have been preserved as outstanding examples of frontier architecture. Each has been recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey. Bring your camera to record these two picturesque structures. These are the only two buildings in the town of Elkhorn that are publicly owned. Please respect private property while visiting this site.