Tobias House

Address6900 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS26, T3S, R69W
SourceEarly Settlers of Wheat Ridge 1976 Wheat Ridge Historical Commission: Yesterday's Landmarks, Today's Wheat Ridge Sentinal Aug. 14, 1975 p. 12
Initialdate1994-09-18 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-10 00:00:00-07
HistoryJohn Tobias came to Denver in 1871 and at first, did carpentry work and was a orchardist for Elitch Gardens. He bought 20 acres of the Everitt homestead and built his brick house in 1879. Cultivation of apples was his specialty. For years he served on the State Horticultural Board and was the Treasurer. His body was graphing apples and often one tree would bear five or more varieties. He also propagated an early sweet corn. He was a member, an officer, of the M.E. church and Wheat Ridge Grange.