Tour Historic Arvada

A project by The Arvada Historical Society
Explore Historic Arvada helps historians, students, visitors and residents tell the stories behind Arvada's buildings and neighborhoods. Read on to learn more about historic parks, houses, schools and more! Do you have an idea for a story? An old photograph you'd like to share? Please get in touch.

Recent Stories

On a lovely, clear day, May 14, 1960, a massive plume of black smoke arose from the center of Arvada - the Metz Lumber Company was ablaze! The smoke could be seen throughout the Denver Metro area and…

Built in 1908 of brick from the Denver Shale & Brick Company (north of Arvada) this structure was a major commercial building housing mainly Arvada's longest operating business, Arvada Pharmacy. The…

Built in 1898 by A. H. Barth, this building was the town's first two story brick commercial building. It is the only commercial building with its original cast iron front remaining. The first floor…

Built in 1913 as a livery stable and served as one up until about 1931 when a blacksmith was added. From 1934 to 1948 it served only as a Blacksmith and Arvada Iron Works. Later businesses included…

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