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!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The Fabric Shop


The Fabric Shop, East Colfax, Aurora (undated photo courtesy of the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

A newspaper ad celebrating the grand opening of The Fabric Shop in 1957 lists the address as 9823 East Colfax. Later ads from the 1960s list the address as 9831 East Colfax.

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.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Friday, February 2, 2024

Mel Moore's Aurora Jewelry

Mel Moore's Aurora Jewelry, 10400(?) East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shory Hanger Collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Aurora Jewelry had a few East Colfax addresses through the years, incuding 10400 and 10325. Mel Moore was also the manager at Kortz and Sons Jewelers at 9805 East Colfax in the early 1950s.

Thursday, February 1, 2024