Upon realizing the historical value of the images, Arlene called me to see if the museum might be interested. I surveyed the collection and immediately knew they were a great fit.
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I offered to purchase the collection, but Arlene insisted on donating them all. How cool is that? The collection provides a visual record of many once-prominent Golden buildings which were demolished in the s and s.
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Photographs capture businesses like Duvall-Davison Lumber Co. The collection also includes photographs documenting six different Golden churches.
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Basically documentary in nature, I believe a number of shots were taken prior to impending demolition by onetime local historian Irene Goetze. While all of the images are stellar, a few really stand out.
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One is a group portrait of the local Red Cross Chapter sewing club. Equally important is an interior of the Colorado Transcript offices below, dated Interior view of the Colorado Transcript office when located at Washington Avenue.
The man in the center is James Cuyler Miller, onetime editor who would go on to found the Jefferson County Republican. You never know what treasures may come in the door on any given day. It also feels good to work with community members who are passionate about their history.
Thank you, Arlene! This article also appeared in the Golden Informer.
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