Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Grand Opening of The Colfax Museum!

Great news! The Colfax Museum, dedicated to Historic Route 40, Schuyler Colfax, and the longest, wickedest (as in awesome) street in America that bears his name, Colfax Avenue, opens 11/18/2017! Join us 2:00-5:00pm on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishment, at 6109 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. Please also join us on our Facebook page for our hours and the latest information.

We have an extensive collection of rare and one-of-a-kind items, and a very good friend of ours has offered up a lovely space for us to begin the genesis of what will become the Ultimate Colfax Museum Experience. The call went out the length of Colfax and the only one to step up to the plate was Lydia Mary of Ed Moore Florist and More, who offered the museum its' first home. We had to start out relatively small, but there is still a ton to see! Write us if you have photos, film, video, stories, postcards, memorabilia, etc. that you are willing to contribute to the cause at info(at)colfaxavenue.com. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. I lived in Denver in the early 70'sand specifically just off Colfax. I was running a distribution center in Commerce City but practically lived at Sid King's Crazy Horse topless bar on Colfax. Actually wound up marrying one of the dancers, Little Tippy. That's a whole other story but let me just say it lasted about a month and I was lucky to get out alive. What I wanted to mention is that I read somewhere that Sid was something of a philanthropist in the area. Maybe he was but I knew him fairly well and was often there after hours when mob types would come in with binders of "girls" to work out of the club and many nights a knock at the back door would be Denver vice cops there for their payoff for not busting his working girls. Usually they accepted bottles of whiskey.I liked the guy but he was no angel.