3 days ago
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.
4 days ago
Thomas Nast was an ardent supporter of Republican Ulysses S. Grant's Presidential run in 1868. Here he portrays Grant & VP candidate Schuyler Colfax hanging banners that explain the meaning of "Let Us Have Peace," Grant's official campaign slogan.
5 days ago
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!
6 days ago
The old sign for the Squire Market, as it was being torn down. (photo courtesy Erick Roorda)
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.
Aerial View of Denver Looking East. Featuring the magnificent Valley Highway, and the famous West Colfax Overpass, 1960s.
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.
Drug & alcohol
Theft from motor vehicle
Theft from motor vehicle
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.
Other crimes against persons
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...
All other crimes
Black is the new Orange? I know Colfax Avenue is down in there somewhere...
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 2400-2599 N. Roslyn St.