Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The King is Gone

(Photo by Jonny B.)

40 Years Ago today The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aron Presley, was found dead at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. Not only has Elvis left the building, and his body, but this mural on Colfax Avenue paying tribute to the music legend is also now gone. Anybody remember where it was? I do, but then again, I took the picture...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hattie McDaniel, first African American to win an Academy Award

The very first African American to win an Academy Award went to East High School on Colfax Avenue. Recently saw Hattie McDaniel's star on Hollywood Blvd. for her work in radio and her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Lights of Colfax

Denver realtor Nellie Harris-Cassel recently posted this photo on her Instagram page of some old city lights from Colfax Avenue back in the day that ended up in her yard after some civic improvements were made. Now that the "civic improvements" are done, can we somehow put these cool lights back on Colfax? Or even better, can I just come over for tea?

Friday, August 11, 2017

O'Meara Ford

Grandpa bought his 1954 Ford 2-door brand new at O'Meara Ford, 1001 W. Colfax Avenue in Denver, CO. They even sent him this postcard as a thank you!

Thursday, August 10, 2017