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Last night's show at the Lion's Lair with the legendary Mike Watt! He gave a brilliant performance for this show, it was his Mother's Birthday after all!
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The old sign for the Squire Market, as it was being torn down. (photo courtesy Erick Roorda)
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East High School Grad T.J. Miller, you are hereby inducted into the Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame and Museum. Not so much for your acting, but more for having survived a weekend at the Holiday Chalet with your wedding party.
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Aerial View of Denver Looking East. Featuring the magnificent Valley Highway, and the famous West Colfax Overpass, 1960s.
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Chapel of the Angels used to be at 7177 West Colfax Avenue.
Another Classic Colfax story! Gustin was only a doctor at the Aurora Pharmacy on East Colfax for a year, before being arrested for selling whiskey and leaving town. (Photo courtesy the Colfax Museum)
Cahoots was a house band in Aurora Colorado in the mid-eighties. They played at a historic country music club called Four Seasons. The band was fronted by Lloyd Barnett, an talented songwriter and performer. His wife Annie backed him on vocals and did lead on several songs.
Audcious & Fiction Beer Company Host “Drunk Christmas”
Rosalyn Redwine, a Colorado native, has owned and operated Winning Coiffures at 6115 E. Colfax Avenue since Oct. 22, 1979. Here's a photo celebrating their 10th Anniversary in business back in 1989.
Miss Colfax December 2017, Amanda Partridge, is a big fan of Frank Sinatra, so I knew right where to take her on Colfax Avenue: the mid-century wonder of Bastien's. She is also the founder of a fun event raising money for a great cause: Redheads Unite! Photos by Jonny Barber, on his iPhone 6.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, taken soon after construction was completed. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1920)
Today we are inducting legendary guitarist/East High graduate Bill Frisell into the Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame and Museum, and this poster is going on the wall. My favorite work of his was with the Ginger Baker Trio. One of their albums was called "Falling Off the Roof", and I was actually at Ginger Baker's house when he fell off the roof.
The House of Wu building is still around today, only now it's Winning Coiffures!
Original Photo of Deke Slayton, Randy Gradishar, and Roy Romer at the Colorado State Capitol, 1989
Former Colorado State Senator Bob Hagedorn stopped by the Colfax Museum for a preview today. He’s the one who introduced the resolution in the 1990’s that designated Colfax Avenue as a Heritage Corridor!
Phil Goodstein, The Story of Modern East Denver: Magnificent Mayfair, Beautiful Bellevue, Hale, Hilltop, Hospitals. Denver: New Social Publications, 2017. ISBN 0–9860748–3–7. vi + 474 pp. Illustrations. Index. $24.95.
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Great news! The Colfax Museum, dedicated to Schuyler Colfax and the longest, wickedest (as in awesome) street in North America that bears his name, opens 11/18/2017! Join us 2:00-5:00pm on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishment, at 6109 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver.
Get to Know Your Neighbors! Great advice from the Lowry Community Master Association! Neighbors, please make sure you know the name and contact information of (at least) your immediate neighbors. Knowing how to get in touch with your neighbors helps make your neighborhood and street safer. They have created a simple contact sheet, which you can use. Here are some real-life situations that highlight why this is important: Denver Police have reported many garage doors left open by residents who were not at home. Criminals drive neighborhoods looking for open garage doors - it takes seconds and garage theft is reported weekly by your neighborhood residents. Know how to alert your neighbor to a garage door left open and know who to call if you suspect you left your own garage door open. Make sure your neighbors know how to reach you, especially when you are out of town. 'Tis the season...for package theft from porches. If you know an important package has been delivered and you may not be home for a while, send a text to your neighbors to see if anyone is home to grab it for you. Criminals that have robbed a house have hidden in neighbors' yards while police search for them. Know how to alert your neighbors to on-going criminal activity. When a few homes are easy targets for theft and other crimes, it attracts crime to the entire neighborhood. The Denver Police Department illustrates over and over again how absolutely critical it is to know your neighbors and how to reach them. Start getting involved with your neighborhood by coming to neighborhood meetings every month the Denver Police Department is there every month. Next one is November 21 at 6:30 PM at 14th and Tamarac, close enough to walk to. The East Colfax Neighborhood Association EastColfaxNeighborhood@gmail.com http://www.EastColfaxNeighborhood.org https://www.twitter.com/EastColfaxNBHD https://www.eastcolfax.nextdoor.com https://www.facebook.com/EastColfaxNeighborhoodAssociation Sign-up for our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/cZ_tDv
Today a great mystery was solved. For years I had been trying to track down an old East Colfax motel called Charlie Chan Village. In my mind, I saw something mythical, like Grauman's Chinese Theater. The good news is Jennifer and Bonnie at the Aurora History Museum found something about it today! The (not so bad I guess) news is that it was a laundry service...
Black is the new Orange? I know Colfax Avenue is down in there somewhere...
You haven't lived until you've made Guido's Nickel Bar a part of your West Colfax Crawl!
The Royal Host Motel is still standing today at 930 E. Colfax Avenue, only today it's a Days Inn.
Ah Colfax, the more you change, the more you stay the same! What happens on Colfax has probably already happened on Colfax.
EveryBlock collects 20 types of news in Denver — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 8000-8800 E. 12th Ave.