25 hours ago

Old School East Colfax

(courtesy Denver Public Library Western History Collection)

    Old School East 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

27 hours ago

Boulder Police Looking For Assault Suspect

The man is suspected of attacking a person near 11th and Spruce on January 20th.

    Boulder Police Looking For Assault Suspect
    Boulder, Colo. (CBS4) - Police in Boulder are hoping someone might recognize an assault suspect. The man is suspected of attacking a person near 11th and Spruce on January 20th. A woman says he pulled her into a car and tried sexually assault her. The woman was able to escape.
    http://denver.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

Home of Schuyler Colfax

Home of Schuyler Colfax, Vice President of the U.S., under Ulysses Grant, at corner of Market St. (now Colfax Ave.) and Taylor St. in South Bend, Indiana. Demolished.

    Home of 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

2 days ago

Behind the Wings, Episode 13 – F-86 Sabre

    Behind the Wings, Episode 13 - F-86 Sabre
    Believe it or not, the F-86 Sabre was the first swept wing fighter aircraft developed by the United States. In this episode of Behind the Wings, curator Matthew Burchette explains the influence of captured German data, a trick for in-flight acrobatics and explores other nooks and crannies of this Korean War-era bird.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

3 days ago

Stanley Aviation

The crew at Stanley Aviation. Robert Stanley invented and perfected the ejection seat not too far from East Colfax!

    Stanley Aviation
    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

West Colfax Farm Dairy

Old bottle from the West Colfax Farm Dairy, once at 5536 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, CO.

    West Colfax Farm Dairy
    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

5 days ago

Hanna's Super Shell

Hanna's Super Shell, 9445 E. Colfax at Clinton St.

    Hanna's Super Shell
    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

Glisan Manor Motel

Today it's the King's Inn!

    Glisan Manor 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

6 days ago

Smiley's Dry Cleaners

Man, I wish I could still use this coupon! Sure miss the World's Largest Laundromat...

    Smiley's Dry Cleaners
    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

Feb 16

Satire Lounge Neon

Satire Lounge by Bill Guerriero

    Satire Lounge Neon
    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

Feb 15

Big-T Super Foods

Where Mr. T shops when he's in town...

    Big-T Super Foods
    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

Feb 14

Dog n Suds Drive-In

1970 photos of the Dog n Suds Drive-In at 7315 East Colfax Avenue. Thanks to David Hosticka for sending these in!

    Dog n Suds 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

Feb 13

Dutch Mill Cottages & Trailer Park

    Dutch Mill Cottages & Trailer Park
    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

Feb 12

Rainbow Grocery, 1970s

    Rainbow Grocery, 1970s
    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

Feb 11

The Yucca - A Bit of Old Mexico

Here are three images from The Yucca, taken before 1947. Left to right those pictured are: Frank D. A. Clark, Frances Steele, James C (Torchy) Steele, Joseph C. Steele, and Margaret C. Clark. All in the photo are deceased. Joe Steele was my dad. Frances was his first wife, and Torchy, their son. (courtesy Larry Steele)

    The Yucca - A Bit of Old Mexico
    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

Feb 10

Streets of London Pub

Streets of London is Colfax Avenue's neighborhood Punk Rock Bar, located at 1501 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver.

    Streets of London Pub
    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

Feb 09

alt-J coming to The Fillmore Auditorium

Special Guest NoMBe

    alt-J coming to The Fillmore Auditorium
    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

Feb 08

Chicken Box

Photo courtesy the Aurora History Museum

    Chicken Box
    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

Feb 07

Weicker's Depository

    Weicker's Depository
    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

Feb 06

Awahnee Motel

    Awahnee 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

Feb 05

Blue Onion Bar

The Blue Onion Bar located at 8615 East Colfax opened in 1947.

    Blue Onion Bar
    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

Feb 04

Nissim Catan's Turkish Bazaar

This is a picture of Nissim Catan's store in NYC, just before he moved to Denver in 1906. My great-grandfather is Nissim Catan and he's on the left. I'm not sure who the guy with the killer hat and mustache is on the right.

    Nissim Catan's Turkish Bazaar
    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

Feb 03

Jerry's Nite Club

Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites

    Jerry's Nite Club
    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

Feb 02

Dutch Mill Cottage Court

In 1926, Col. Arthur Hart recognized the need for additional housing near Fitzsimons Army Hospital and built Hart’s Park Cottage Camp (later known as the Dutch Mill Cottage Court) near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street. The 1930s saw an increase in traffic along US 40 and a boom in the local cottage camps on Colfax Avenue, so Col. Hart added a neon-lit windmill to draw tourists. This is a postcard of the Dutch Mill, which was used as the motel office, a grocery and a barber shop throughout the years. 

    Dutch Mill Cottage Court
    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 31

Moving Mataam Fez

Photo by Jonny B.

    Moving Mataam Fez
    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 31

A Cage in Search of a Bird

The CBS television series “Route 66” was filmed in Denver on June 30, 1963. In the episode “A Cage In Search Of A Bird” Tod and Linc are in Denver, Colorado and become involved in the story of a gangster that helped commit the Great Mint Robbery on December 17, 1922. A robbery of $200,000 in five-dollar bills from the Federal Reserve Bank being stored at the Denver Mint. The robber, never caught is now an old man. 

    A Cage in Search of a Bird
    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 31

Next Gallery Postcard Show

    Next Gallery Postcard Show
    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 30

Streets of London Pub

Streets of London is Colfax Avenue's neighborhood Punk Rock Bar, located at 1501 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver.

    Streets of London Pub
    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 29

Before...And After the Show it's the Squire Lounge

    Before...And After the Show it's the Squire 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

Jan 29

Apple Tree Shanty

The Apple Tree Shanty used to be at 8710 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver.

    Apple Tree Shanty
    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 27

Orville Stickley Conoco Serv.

    Orville Stickley Conoco Serv.
    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 26

A Good Day for the Colfax Avenue Museum - by Mo Devany

The hair's a little gray, but Jonny B good, set up shop behind the flowers like Elvis in the hood.

    A Good Day for the Colfax Avenue Museum - by Mo Devany
    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 25

Behind the Wings, Episode 12 – F-100 Super Sabre

    Behind the Wings, Episode 12 - F-100 Super Sabre
    The first in the century series of USAF fighter jets, the F-100 Super Sabre was a supersonic aircraft capable of high speeds and pinpoint maneuvering. Equipped with rockets, missiles and four 20mm cannons, the F-100 was an extreme force in the 1950s. Watch as curator Matthew Burchette explores this unique aircraft at Colorado's Official Air & Space Museum.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

Jan 25

Eddie Ott's Broadmoor

    Eddie Ott's Broadmoor
    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 24

U.S. 40 by Allan D'Arcangelo

Colfax Avenue became a part of Historic Route 40 in 1926. Here is US 40 by Allan D'Arcangelo from 1980.

    U.S. 40 by Allan D'Arcangelo
    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 23

Sincerely Tattoo

Looking for a tattoo? You know what to do. Get on down to 4120 E. Colfax Avenue!

    Sincerely Tattoo
    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 22

The Denver Post – Wings Over the Rockies’ long-planned second location arriving at Centennial Airport this summer

    The Denver Post - Wings Over the Rockies' long-planned second location arriving at Centennial Airport this summer
    The Denver Post - Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will open its second location this summer on the south side of Arapahoe County's Centennial Airport, bolstering the nation's second busiest general-aviation airport. Centennial Airport hosts more than 340,000 takeoffs and landings each year, according to the Arapahoe County Airport Authority.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

Jan 22

Portrait of Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley

There is no supernatural on Colfax. It's just natural. Larry Steele dropped by the Colfax Museum the other day. He was the first person to ever comment aloud on the Historic Route 40 in Indiana china plate on display, and noticed Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley's face on the plate, which also noted his childhood home was along U.S. 40 in Greenfield. He chuckled aloud, "You know that new google app that matches your face with someone in a museum? Guess who I got? James Whitcomb Riley!"

    Portrait of Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley
    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 21

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

Jan 19

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

Jan 19

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

Jan 18

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

Jan 18

Wings Over the Rockies Announces Unique to the Nation Campus at Centennial Airport

    Wings Over the Rockies Announces Unique to the Nation Campus at Centennial Airport
    Denver, CO - January 16, 2018 - After more than a decade of planning and fundraising, Wings Over the Rockies (Wings), an aerospace focused Colorado non-profit, is proud to announce its unique to the nation entertainment and education campus, Exploration of Flight.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

Jan 18

Wings Over the Rockies lands an aerospace nexus on the Colorado Front Range

    Wings Over the Rockies lands an aerospace nexus on the Colorado Front Range
    Aurora Sentinel - The Lowry-based museum is set to open a second campus, the Exploration of Flight, at the Centennial Airport this summer. The 15-acre campus will serve as the home to two galleries, focused on the future of aviation and space travel, and a school that will serve middle and high school students who desire to make their career among the clouds.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

Jan 17

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

Jan 16

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

Jan 15

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

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