Lee, Henry House

Address8045 W. 32nd Ave. Wheat Ridge 80033
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS26, T3S, R69W
SourceWheat Ridge Historical Committee, B & B Press 1971 p. 19, 22, 23, 15. Wheat Ridge Historical Committee, 1976 "Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers of Wheat Ridge, " B & B Printing Co. p. 16 & 17. Wheat Ridge Methodist Church, 1974 "Heritage in the Future". Minutes of Ceres Grange #1, Feb. 1874, Colorado State Grange
Initialdate1993-10-26 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryHenry Lee came to Colorado in early 1860. He pre-empted and homesteaded hundreds of acres in Wheat Ridge-Highlands Avenue to Prospect Avenue, Wadsworth to Garrison Street. He was an implement dealer and garden and seed store owner in Denver and purchasing agent for the State Grange. He was the Democratic representative in the Colorado General Assembly and Senator for two terms. He was one of the founders of the Agricultural Ditch Co. He gave the ground for the first Methodist Church at 32nd and Wadsworth, was a member of the early school board, Ceres Grange, an outstanding leader in the community and the state. Margaret Lee sold the area from W. 26th to W. 32nd Ave., Wadsworth to Howell (Kipling Street) to Crown Hill Cemetery in 1908. This house was built in 1912. Henry Lee died March 30, 1914.