Wheat Ridge Grange Hall
|Address:||3850 High Ct., Wheat Ridge, 80033|
Wheat Ridge Grange, Patrons of Husbandry #155 is the oldest service organization in Wheat Ridge. It was organized March 29, 1907, and met in the District #8 Wheat Ridge School. In 1913, the Grange installed electric lights in the school room they met in. Later, they met in the school's gymnasium until 1950, except for a brief period in 1936-1937 while the school was being rebuilt and they met at the Mt. View Elementary School. In 1950, the group moved into their newly constructed grange hall across the street at 3850 High Court. The building has been a meeting place for numerous community groups including several church groups during their organizational periods. In 1960, the mortgage was paid and summarily burned. There is a Junior Grange and in 1942 a women's auxiliary Home Economics Club was established. The Grange is affiliated with the State Grange Insurance Association providing auto, homeowners, boat and personal lines of coverage for members only. Each year they honor a Wheat Ridge citizen for exceptional community leadership. Members of #155 have been active leaders and officers in Panoma and Colorado State Grange. The organization is host to the SHARE COLORADO project that distributes food at very low cost or for community service rendered.
|Quad Map/Date:||Arvada, 1965 (1980)|
|Sec/Town/Range:||S23, T3S, R69W|
|Source:||Kiplinger, M.E., "The History of Wheat Ridge Grange, Patrons of Husbandry #155.|
|Last Modified:||Mon, December 10 2012|