Wheat Ridge

Address: 7101 W. 38th Ave.

Named same as community. Third District #8 school, 8-room, 2-story brick building opened November 1889. On the same site as the second Everett School, which was moved to 8900 W. 38th. Private Residence. 1897, high school established, 1st graduate 1900. Elementary School 1-8th grade, high school in same building until 1924. 1934, Federal Works Progress Administration helped fund $125,000 Wheat Ridge High School building. The 1889 building was demolished and the new building built on the site. 1919, gym and auditorium refaced and updated. Accredited NCA. It is said this is the only site in Colorado where school has been in continuous session for this long a period of time. 1873-1994+.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S23, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5440
Source: District #8 Records; "History of Pioneer Wheat Ridge - City of Wheat Ridge, 1971," pp. 7-11.
Last Modified: Wed, August 17 1994

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