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Davis Business Block


Address5600-5678 Wadsworth Blvd
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS11, T3S, R69W
Elevation5337
Source"The Arvada Enterprise," 9-30-15, 6-15-16, 6-9-27; "Arvada, Just Between You and Me," p.89.
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Initialdate1994-11-15 00:00:00-07
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HistoryGraves Blacksmith Shop, built in late 1860s, was the first building at this site. It was razed to service a new mode of transportation, "the iron horse." A. L. Davis completed the first portion of his building in April, 1916. It was occupied by Davis Garage, a show room for Dodge and Chevrolet automobiles on the ground floor, and apartments on the second story. A second addition was built in 1921 and a third addition, minus a second floor, was constructed in 1927. The building exists in 1994 and is named for this enterprising entrepreneur, A.L. Davis.
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