Friday, February 19, 2021

National Jewish Hospital

  

Birdseye View of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Colorado Blvd.


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Trailer Haven

 

Trailer Haven, 12900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Trailer Haven first appeared in the Denver phone book in 1948. It was originally listed at 12800 East Colfax. Starting in 1953 the address was listed as 12850 East 14th and starting in 1957 the address was listed as 13396 East Colfax.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tiny's Pizzeria

 

Tiny's Pizzeria, 9512 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

It doesn't look like Tiny's Pizza lasted very long. The Denver Yellow Pages only listed the business from 1955 to 1957.
 

 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Elaine Motel

 
Elaine Motel, 12037 East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)


Sunday, February 14, 2021

West Colfax & Delaware St, Denver, 1973

Courtesy Save the Signs

West Colfax & Delaware St, Denver, 1973

Signs and businesses include Chicken Unlimited, Zook Apartments & Hotel, Centennial Industrial Bank and McDonald's.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

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.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Handy Store Groceries & Soda Fountain


The Handy Store Groceries & Soda Fountain, 10722 East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the collection of Shorty Hanger and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Friday, February 5, 2021

Colfax Avenue 1954

Courtesy Save the Signs

 Colfax Avenue, Denver, 1954
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The lone sign in this photo is the Sinclair Gasoline sign at the corner of Colfax and 14th Street.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

East Colfax Avenue, 1971

East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 1971
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In this picture, the Band of the Rockies from Lowry Airforce Base is seen marching down Colfax Avenue in the annual Gateway to the Rockies Parade.

Signs and businesses include Lehrer's Flowers, Jester Lounge, Goodyear, Taylor's Liquors, Coach Light Restaurant, Silver State Bank and BF Goodrich.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Pace Setter Motel

 

Pacesetter Motel, 14291 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Sunday, January 31, 2021

McDonald's Grand Opening

 

Courtesy Save the Signs


McDonald's Grand Opening, 11025 E Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 1960

Saturday, January 30, 2021

West Colfax Avenue and Federal Blvd.





These photos are from West Colfax Avenue and Federal Blvd. before the Colfax-Federal Cloverleaf was built in 1960.



Friday, January 29, 2021

Radiant Motel


 Radiant Motel, 10950 East Colfax Ave., Aurora Colorado, 1957 (courtesy Save the Signs)

The caption below this photo reads, "This happy quintet of Aurora visitors are shown above enjoying the new swimming pool at the Radiant Motel. Getting ready to play another game of water polo are, from left to right, Mr. and Mrs. Don Lux, Jerry Schulte, Mrs. and Mr. Richard Stenzel. Jim Prather, owner of the motel, installed the 40' x 15' pool recently and it has been attracting a great number of tourists during these hot days."

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Miles Plaza and Altura Drugs


Miles Plaza Superette and Altura Drugs, 15751 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo courtesy of Bob Endersen)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Trigg Realty

Trigg Realty and Radiant Motel, 11090 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the collection of Shorty Hanger and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Monday, January 25, 2021

White Mule Tavern

 

West Colfax Avenue near Glenarm Place, Denver, 1956.
 
Signs and businesses include White Mule Tavern (500 W Colfax), Standard Motor Co (455 W Colfax) and Walter's Downtown Chevron (515 W Colfax). (courtesy Save the Signs)

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Big T Super Foods

 

Big T Super Foods, East Colfax Avenue by Ernie Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images, 1980

Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Toy Palace

 

Toy Palace, 3737 East Colfax Avenue, now home to Chick-fil-A. (courtesy Save the Signs)

Friday, January 22, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Burkett Photo / Marsolek's


Burkett Photo / Marsolek's, East Colfax Avenue and Elizabeth St., 1974 (courtesy Save the Signs)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Mammoth Gardens


 Mammoth Gardens, East Colfax Avenue & Clarkson St, Denver, 1974 (courtesy Save the Signs)

Monday, January 18, 2021

Seen on Colfax: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo by Jonny Barber

Martin Luther King, Jr. statue as it stands in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library at 9898 E. Colfax Avenue in Aurora. I hope his dream comes true.

 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Miles Motel & Restaurant

 Miles Motel & Restaurant, 15701 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (early 1950s photos courtesy of Bob Endersen).


  Today it's the site of Wolf's Motor Inn.

 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Jimmy's Restaurant

Jimmy's Restaurant, 11101 East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Friday, January 15, 2021

Wolf's Motel and Restaurant

 Wolf's Motel & Restaurant, 15691 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo courtesy of the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Aurora Color Center

 
Aurora Color Center, 10216 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo courtesy of the Shorty Hanger archives and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

Snowy Day on Colfax Avenue

 

Snowy day on Colfax Avenue (1913).

Photo by McClure, Louis Charles from DPL’s Western History Dept.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Safeway


 The old Safeway at Colfax and Chase St. in Lakewood. Minus the pylon, it still lives on as an auto parts store.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Rocky Mountain Typewriter

 

Rocky Mountain Typewriter, East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo courtesy of the Shorty Hanger archives and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

In 1969 Rocky Mountain Typewriter moved to 1519 Geneva Street and in 1962 the address was listed at 1490 Dayton Street. In the mid 1960s the address was listed at 10231 East Colfax. It's unclear which address this photo is from.

Friday, January 8, 2021

4 Seasons Nightclub


4 Seasons Nightclub, 14401 East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shorty Hanger archives and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Paradise Cleaners

 

"Cleaning & Pressing" neon window sign at Paradise Cleaners, 3242 East Colfax Avenue (undated photo courtesy of Leslie Twarogowski)

This building, which is directly across the street from The Bluebird Theater, is now home to Goosetown Tavern.