Thursday, February 8, 2024

Colfax Avenue Museum

Colfax Avenue, the Longest, Wickedest Main Street in America, has a colorful and vibrant history that must be preserved. This site is a gift to the people of Colorado and the World for historical archival purposes. All content can be found through the links in the right hand column or use the search feature in the top left. If you use any content, please credit the Colfax Avenue Museum.
Please visit the Colfax Avenue Museum exhibit currently on display at History Colorado entitled Forty Years on the 'Fax!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Blue Sky Motel

Postcard from the soon to be demolished Blue Sky Motel at 6205 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood. The sign was saved by the Lakewood Heritage Center.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Zephyr Lounge, 1975

Courtesy Save the Signs

Zephyr Lounge, 11940 East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado, 1975

This longtime Aurora bar opened in the 1940s and closed in 2020. It was demolished a few years ago to make way for a large apartment complex which was nearing completion when it caught fire in December 2022.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Aurora Optical

 Aurora Optical, 9650 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado.

Other signs and businesses include JD Hardware and Holli's Used Furniture & Antiques. 9650 East Colfax is now home to La Morena Restaurant.
(undated photo from the collection of Shorty Hanger and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Aladdin Rexall Drugs

Courtesy Save the Signs
Aladdin Rexall Drugs, 2032 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, 1974. Other signs and businesses include the Aladdin Theater, Conoco, Sinclair, Baskin-Robbins, Exxon and IHOP.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Original Aurora Parade


Parade on East Colfax Avenue in Original Aurora. Anyone have a guess as to the year?

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

East Colfax and Krameria Street

 1974 photo showing the intersection of East Colfax and Krameria Street

Signs in this photo include Pizza Oven, House of Wu, Tipsy Tiger and the Paragon Motel.