Holley Farm

AddressBounded by W. 38th Ave. to W. 44th Ave., Henderson St. to Reed St., 3900 Quay St., Wheat Ridge 80033
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS23, T3S, R69W
Source"Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers of Wheat Ridge;" Interview, George Alan Holley, Cecil S. Holley's grandson, Oct. 9, 1990.
Initialdate1990-10-15 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryCecil S. and Nancy Holley came to Wheat Ridge in 1877 for about a year before moving on to Central City and operating a Dillon to Leadville freight line. In 1880, they returned to Wheat Ridge and purchased the property on 38th Avenue west of Reed Street, extending north to 44th Avenue. Their large frame house was built on the original farm's highest elevation and is currently listed as 3900 Quay Street. Holley was a Michigan University graduate and he and his wife were active in civic affairs. Holley served three two-year terms as a Jefferson County Commissioner and was a Justice of the Peace. His wife, Nancy, was an active Republican Committee Woman in the Wheat Ridge precinct. The couple had three sons: Cyril, Cyrus, and Ora. The second Wheat Ridge Post Office building was on their property at the northeast corner of W. 38th Avenue and Reed Street.