Colorado Boulevard has the distinction of possibly being one of the few places in the nation where a piece of 2 x 4, and an iPad, were both sold on the same stretch.
By Rena Kurlander
Judging from the lumber sign on the photo above, dating back to the year 1880, we can safely say that this street-turned-boulevard possibly shares this distinction with few other streets in the nation.
With technology advancing so fast, we may even see a hovering bike being sold on the famous Boulevard in the near future.
The photo’s view is looking west on Colorado Street. The dirt street is crowded with pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages. Several commercial buildings, and at least one residence, are visible. Ward Block on southwest corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Street is seen at left. Vacant lots are on the front of the street in left foreground. As the mountain range is visible in the background, few legible signs are seen in the foreground that say: “Lumber yard” and “Carpenter shop”.
Times have changed, and now the “funny-looking” diagonal crosswalks are a common sight on the Boulevard.
We hope you appreciated this article. Before you move on, please consider supporting the Colorado Boulevard’s journalism.
Billionaires, hedge fund owners and local imposters have a powerful hold on the information that reaches the public. Colorado Boulevard stands to serve the public interest – not profit motives.
While fairness guides everything we do, we know there is a right and a wrong position in the fight against racism and climate crisis while supporting reproductive rights and social justice. We provide a fresh perspective on local politics – one so often missing from so-called ‘local’ journalism.
You can access Colorado Boulevard’s paywall-free journalism because of our unique reader-supported model. People like you, informed readers, keep us independent, beholden to no outside influence, and accessible to everyone.
Please consider supporting Colorado Boulevard today. Thank you. (Click to Support)