This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Columbia Heights Elementary School


Address5451 W. 32nd Ave.
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS25, T3S, R69W
Elevation5466
Source"Historically Jeffco," Summer 1992, pp. 8-11; "Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers of Wheat Ridge," p. 11; District #8 Minutes, 1904; Colorado Superintendent of Schools Records, 1951; R-1 School List, 1950-1990.
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Initialdate1994-05-11 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1994-07-26 00:00:00-06
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HistoryAn elementary school in Wheat Ridge Public Schools District #8. Built in 1909. Named for subdivision where located. 1924, moved to new building across the street 3227 Chase (5451 W. 32nd Ave. became a store). 1930 and 1950, additions built. 1950, became part of R-1 District. School closed in 1978. 1982, R-1 sold building to Jefferson County. South section site of Wheat Ridge Branch of Jefferson County Library System. Central and north sections site of Jefferson County Senior Resource Center. Provides day care for seniors. Headquarters of Senior Wheels and other services for seniors. 1990 main administration moved to new Jefferson County Social Services, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden.
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