Olde Town Arvada

Coordinates: 39°48′01″N 105°04′53″W / 39.80028°N 105.08139°W / 39.80028; -105.08139 (Olde Town Arvada)
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Olde Town Arvada
Olde Town Arvada is located in Colorado
Olde Town Arvada
Olde Town Arvada is located in the United States
Olde Town Arvada
LocationArvada, Colorado
Coordinates39°48′01″N 105°04′53″W / 39.80028°N 105.08139°W / 39.80028; -105.08139 (Olde Town Arvada)
Area15.1 acres (6.1 ha)
ArchitectHarry James Manning
Architectural styleEarly Commercial, Queen Anne, Modern
NRHP reference No.98000854[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 15, 1998

Olde Town Arvada is a 15.1-acre (6.1 ha) historic district in Arvada, Colorado bounded by Ralston Road, Teller Road, Grandview Avenue and Yukon Street. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The listing included 42 contributing buildings.[1]

Its 1998 NRHP nomination stated:

The district is characterized by a variety of building types, including some of the most significant historic residences in the city, the largest concentration of historic business buildings in the city, the oldest Grange hall in the state, one of the few historic industrial facilities established in Arvada, and three substantial historic churches. Many of the buildings within the district were designed to fulfill more than onex function, such as business blocks which had commercial space on the ground floor and living quarters or community halls on the upper floor. This combination of building functions within the downtown area typified Arvada's early history. Diversity of function led to the variety of construction materials, styles, landscaping, and setbacks within the district.[2]

It includes the A.L. Davis Block building (1916), at 5600 Wadsworth Boulevard (a garage and Dodge and Chevrolet dealership, built of red brick, later expanded to absorb the 1882 school building that was to its north), and the First National Bank of Arvada (1903), at 7530 Grandview Avenue.

It is home to many local restaurants, breweries, taverns, and shops. The RTD commuter rail G-Line has a stop in Olde Town.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ R. Laurie Simmons; Thomas H. Simmons (June 1, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Arvada Downtown / Olde Town Arvada / 5JF1278". National Park Service. Retrieved September 21, 2018. With accompanying 23 photos
  3. ^ "G Line Opening: Service to Begin Friday Morning". April 25, 2019.