18 hours ago

Some Big Country & Western Stars From Colorado

by Rudy Grant

    Some Big Country & Western Stars From Colorado
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

2 days ago

Big Tim and Tiny Tim

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY... at the Nashville West on East Colfax, "Big" Tim Irvin backed up Tiny Tim. Here's the photo to prove it. And here's the punchline: Tiny Tim is bigger!

    Big Tim and Tiny Tim
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

2 days ago

The Lakewood Space Needle

If Colfax had a space needle, you're looking at it...and they are working on lighting it up again. Sweet! Way to go #WestColfax!

    The Lakewood Space Needle
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

3 days ago

Virginia Dale

This plaque in Virginia Dale, Colorado reads: Famous stage station on the Overland Route to California 1862-1867, established by Joseph A. (Jack) Slade and named for his wife, Virginia. Located on the Cherokee Trail of 1842, it was a favorite camp ground for emigrants. Vice President Colfax and Party were detained here by Indian Raids in 1865. Robert J Spotswood replaced Slade.

    Virginia Dale
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

4 days ago

Letters to the Editor

Hi Jonny,

    Letters to the Editor
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

4 days ago

5 days ago

The Omar Khayyam

The Omar Khayyam in Aurora, Colorado, featuring continuous dinner and supper dancing for your enjoyment. It's Different. Colfax, East of Fitzsimons.

    The Omar Khayyam
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

6 days ago

Schuyler Colfax, R.I.P.

Jonny Barber as Schuyler Colfax

    Schuyler Colfax, R.I.P.
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 14

Waiting at Pete's Kitchen by Mario Acevedo

    Waiting at Pete's Kitchen by Mario Acevedo
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 13

Studio Colfax presents Maynard Tischler

Artist Talk #1: Maynard Tischler

    Studio Colfax presents Maynard Tischler
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 12

Cliff's Mobil Service

Colette Venverable Annas sent this photo in to us, and we are forever grateful. This was her grandfather's gas station! Cliff’s Mobile Service 1949 Colfax and Vaughn. Owner Cliff Venerable Sr.

    Cliff's Mobil Service
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 11

The Bourbon Grill

It's like standing outside, only it's inside. The new Bourbon Grill at 571 E. Colfax Avenue features this killer mural!

    The Bourbon Grill
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 11

Jan 10

Lions Lair by Andre Lippard

    Lions Lair by Andre Lippard
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 10

Paper Thin

    Paper Thin
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 10

Wonder Woman

It's getting harder and harder to find a hooker on Colfax these days...but I DID find Wonder Woman!

    Wonder Woman
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 10

Colfax Weirdness 35

    Colfax Weirdness 35
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 10

Pizza Oven

    Pizza Oven
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 10

Colfax Viaduct Cement Mixer

Photo courtesy the Denver Public Library Western History Collection

    Colfax Viaduct Cement Mixer
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 10

Mosko Holiday Village

    Mosko Holiday Village
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 09

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Godmother of Rock and Roll plays Colfax

The Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the first big recording star of gospel and electric guitar pioneer! Here we have a Colorado Statesmen newspaper article about her 1947 appearance at East High on Colfax Avenue, sponsored by the Ogden Street Church of God in Christ.

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Godmother of Rock and Roll plays Colfax
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 09

Frank Zappa invented "The Wave" on Colfax in 1969

by Bennett Kogon, Dangerous Minds:

    Frank Zappa invented "The Wave" on Colfax in 1969
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 07

Colfax Avenue Celebrates 150 years in 2018 with a wake for Schuyler Colfax

When gold was discovered in Denver in 1858, scores of miners came West looking for the Mother Lode. Colfax Avenue was the major artery linking them to the riches of the Rockies. Originally called "Golden Road", as well as Grand Avenue, Colfax Avenue had its name changed in 1868 to honor of Schuyler Colfax (pronounced SKY-LAR), a powerful Indiana congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives at that time.

    Colfax Avenue Celebrates 150 years in 2018 with a wake for Schuyler Colfax
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Jan 06

Jan 05

Jan 02

  • Fidgets for the Win

    Mrs. Rayburn is asking for $238.07:
    My students need et figets, molecule balls and other sensory materials to help them to calm down and refocus when feeling frustrated.
    Bill Roberts K-8 School Comment

Dec 31

Voorhies Memorial, 1929

"Happy New Year" on Voorhies Memorial - 1929, from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library

    Voorhies Memorial, 1929
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 30

Happy New Year from Molly Brown

With Best Wishes, a Happy New Year from Margaret "Molly" Brown, 1898.

    Happy New Year from Molly Brown
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 30

  • Leveled Reading and Math Kits

    Mrs. Rayburn is asking for $341.53:
    My students need leveled math and reading material to help them engage in independent learning.
    Bill Roberts K-8 School Comment

Dec 29

Venus Lounge

Early '60's ad for the Venus Lounge on East Colfax. (Virginia Lee collection)

    Venus Lounge
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 29

Rocky Mountain News

The Rocky Mountain News shortly after moving into the Colfax and Delaware location in 1952. (Rocky Mtn. News photo / courtesy Virginia Lee)

    Rocky Mountain News
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 29

Copas Family Drive-In

Known for their foot-long hot dogs, this is a 1948 image of the Copas Family Drive-In at W. Colfax and about Kipling. (from Dino's Restaurant photo collection)

    Copas Family Drive-In
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 29

Day Chevrolet

A '70's night time look down E. Colfax featuring Day Chevrolet once at 9530 E. Colfax. (from Aurora History Museum Photographic collection)

    Day Chevrolet
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 29

Wrestling at Mammoth Garden

Wrestling at Mammoth Garden in 1948. (Jim Bob Cook collection)

    Wrestling at Mammoth Garden
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 29

Original Aurora, 1972

Snowed in along the 9900 block of E. Colfax Avenue in 1972. (from Aurora History Museum Photographic Collection)

    Original Aurora, 1972
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 29

Todd's Park and Motel

    Todd's Park and Motel
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 27

New Public Art Mural on Colfax

New Mural on Colfax Avenue! Tom Ward painted this amazing mural on the Tommy's Thai building, at 3410 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. Tommy's has served authentic, family owned and operated Thai food in Denver for over 20 years.

    New Public Art Mural on Colfax
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 27

US 40 and the American Road Trip

Be sure to see the new exhibit on Historic Route 40/Colfax Avenue at the Aurora History Museum!

    US 40 and the American Road Trip
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 26

  • Traffic Accident

    • Hit and run

      N. Central Park Blvd. / E. Montview Blvd. December 21, 2017 @ 10:13 a.m. Comment

Dec 22

Tilly's Trading Post

Tilly’s Trading Post at Colfax Avenue and Elmira Street, 1936.

    Tilly's Trading Post
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 22

Red Door Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

In 1956, the handsome Red Door Restaurant opened, to serve, under Chef Johnnie Webb's direction, food in keeping with the atmosphere.

    Red Door Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 21

Ike's Tree

If a President’s Tree isn’t safe from redevelopment, I don’t know what is!! Ike’s Tree at Fitzsimons Golf Course is almost 100 years old and is slated for demolition. (Photo by Jonny B.)

    Ike's Tree
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 21

President Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower Golfing at Fitzsimons

Photo by Jonny B of a poster that once hung in the Fitzsimons Golf Course Clubhouse

    President Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower Golfing at Fitzsimons
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 19

Dec 18

East Colfax Neighborhood Association added 9 ...

7-11 at Montview & Yosemite/Central Park Blvd Request for 3.2% Liquor License Nayyar, Inc. & 7-Eleven, Inc., Dba 7-Eleven Store 35976B located at 8755 E. Montview Blvd. in the Stapleton Neighborhood has applied for a 3.2% Beer Off-Premises Liquor License. You can review the attached documents for further information. The East Colfax Neighborhood Association will talk about the application and take a vote whether to support or oppose the application at our January 16, 2017 Neighborhood Meeting. Click the link below for documents: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sqhm6b4vvjb92rd/AAB0zmv43iCg3SkoTl2vOSCla?dl=0

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    East Colfax Neighborhood Association, Denver, Colorado. 952 likes. A Registered Neighborhood Organization along East Colfax between Quebec and Yosemite!
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 17

Biltmore Motel

    Biltmore Motel
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 17

Pioneer Monument

    Pioneer Monument
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

Dec 14

Lingo the Drifter

When ex-football player and bar owner Sam Sugarman re-christened his bar "Sugie's" as the Satire Lounge, Sugie put in a tiny stage and hired a guy called Lingo the Drifter to take over the club and play there. Lingo, an ex-businessman from Chicago who had dropped out, grown a beard and lived out of the back of a pickup truck, did a folksy Burl Ives/Pete Seeger type show that clicked with the local crowd.

    Lingo the Drifter
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

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