Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

1115 Washington Avenue

City of Golden, Downtown Landmark, Historic Preservation Board

 
 
1115 Washington Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
1. 1115 Washington Avenue Marker
Inscription. The Colorado Transcript, Colorado’s second oldest newspaper, began here on November 24, 1866. General Gorge West, a Civil War veteran, and one of the founders of Golden and the Colorado School of Mines, started the paper. Constructed in 1870, it is one of the oldest commercial structures in Golden. The newspaper occupied the second floor while the first floor was used by Dr. James Kelly. This structure housed the paper for nearly 100 years. Originally, the building was brick with a corbelled brick cornice under which was painted the occupant’s name “The Transcript.”
 
Location. 39° 45.346′ N, 105° 13.293′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 Washington Avenue, Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jolly Rancher 1113 Washington Avenue (here, next to this marker); Territorial Capital of Colorado (within shouting distance of this marker); 1211 Washington Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clear Creek (about 400 feet away); 922 Washington Avenue
1115 Washington Avenue building image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
2. 1115 Washington Avenue building
(about 400 feet away); Ferrell/Berthoud Home (Miners Hotel) (about 400 feet away); Winter Wind on the Mesa (about 400 feet away); Bridge Load Ordinance Background (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Categories. CommunicationsNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement