Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Clarko Hotel and the Mammoth Skating Rink

Photo courtesy Jonny Barber
Although today it is the Fillmore Auditorium, originally it was the Mammoth Garden Skating Rink, and the Clarko Hotel (since torn down) fronted the building.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Toy Palace

Here I am thinking, all Colfax needs to cement its' reputation for crazy is some kind of insane clown something-or-other. Found this one today...The Toy Palace used to be at 3737 E. Colfax Ave., and advertised 66,088 different toys available!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lake Apartments

Photos courtesy Colfax Jack

The Lake Apartment building on West Colfax Avenue is slated for demolition, if it's not gone already...and I can speak with confidence when I surmise it will be replaced with one of those cheap, boxy architectural marvels of the New Denver. I miss classic architecture with a real artistic sensibility, solid craftsmanship, and an eye for detail that we are sorely missing today. Then again, I may be wrong...the builders might actually surprise all of us!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Capitol Hill Electric Co. and Jerry's Restaurant, East Colfax, 1950

(Courtesy Save the Signs on Colfax)
This building still exists and is currently home to several businesses including To the Wind Bistro. It's located next door to the Bluebird Theater. Now we just need to bring back the trolleys...

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Red Barn

Cool retro shot of the old Red Barn and the Colorado State Capitol Building (courtesy The Denver Eye).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Colfax Roxx: Nine Eyes at the Shuffle Inn

Final Show at Shuffle Inn in 1987 before it burned to the ground the very next day.