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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

922 Washington Avenue

Stewart Block Building

 
 
922 Washington Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
1. 922 Washington Avenue Marker
Inscription.  
City of Golden
Downtown Landmark
The Stewart Block building was completed in 1892. It served as a grocery for 52 years under a variety of owners including Caleb E. Parfet, Elvyn E. Stewart, and Leonard Vogel. The motto of the original building owners was “quick sales and small profits.” The upstairs served as a meeting hall for the Knights of Pythias and later, to the chagrin of many Golden residents, the Ku Klux Klan. The mural on the south exterior was painted in the 1920s as a advertisement for Rocky Ford Cigars. The building was donated to the City of Golden in 1944 for recreational use and sold in 1961 to finance a new recreation center.
 
Erected by City of Golden Downtown Landmark Historic Preservation Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 39° 45.398′ N, 105° 13.339′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker is on
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Washington Avenue north of 11th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 922 Washington Avenue, Golden CO 80401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clear Creek (here, next to this marker); Winter Wind on the Mesa (a few steps from this marker); Bridge Load Ordinance Background (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans on Clear Creek (a few steps from this marker); The White Ash Mine Disaster (a few steps from this marker); Transportation (a few steps from this marker); Irrigation and Farming (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden City (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Stuart Block Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
2. Stuart Block Building
Mural - Rocky Ford Cigar Advertisement image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell
3. Mural - Rocky Ford Cigar Advertisement
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 19, 2024