Nelson/Smith House


Address6440 W. 60th Ave., Arvada, 80003
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS2, T3S, R69W
Elevation5400
SourceInterview, Leonard Smith, 1980; Arvada Historical Files; "Arvada, Just Between You And Me," p. 14.
Initialdate1994-06-07 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1994-08-11 00:00:00-06
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HistoryAlbert and Laura Sena (Christianson) Nelson emigrated from Denmark in the 1870s and purchased the first parcel of the family's 320 acres. An early cabin, still standing, was built before a comfortable home was built in 1879. Three generations have occupied this dwelling. Leonard E. Smith was Arvada's first chief of police from 1955-1966. After his death in 1984, his wife and daughter's family resided at this century plus, year-old house. Albert Nelson was a railroad man and one of the first engineers on the Georgetown Loop Train.
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