West 82nd Avenue


Address: From Kipling St. W. to Alkire St., the road was originally called Denver View St. From Alkire W. to Indiana St. it was called Tucker Road. The two portions were separated by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad tracks.

Alfred Tucker operated the Tucker Gulch toll road up Golden Gate Canyon to Blackhawk and Central City in the 1860s. He gave the Tramway Company the right-of-way to place Tucker Station on his property. This prominent man became a judge in his later years. The road south of the D&RGW tracks was named for Alfred Tucker and the road west to Alkire Street was called Denver View Street for the school of that name in the area.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1994)
Source: Tramway ticket showing stations on the Leyden and Golden lines, courtesy of Kenton Forrest; "Arvada Citizen," Aug. 20, 1979; "Historically Jeffco," 'The Land Persists: The History of White Ranch Park,' Summer 1990, p. 4; Arvada Historical Society, "Arvada, Just Between You and Me," p. 4.
Other Names: Denver View Street; Tucker Road.
Last Modified: Thu, May 2 1996
 


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