Wadsworth House


Address: Northwest corner of Grandview Ave. and Upham St.

Benjamin Franklin Wadsworth settled in Empire, Colorado in 1861 and engaged in the Union District mining claims for eight years. He and his family relocated at Ralston Point in 1869 where he had previously secured 160 acres by Military Bounty, The Wadsworth's lived in a small cabin until their brick home was built. He drew up the first plat of Arvada in 1870, was the town's first postmaster, donated property for a church, school, and provided funding for Clear Creek Valley Grange Hall. The brick home has been razed and was the site of Sonora Inn in 1994.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S11, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5337
Source: "Waters of Gold," pp. 46-48; "Rocky Mountain News," April 12, 1893; Jefferson County Plat Book 59, p. 5.
See Also: Wadsworth Ditch; Wadsworth Blvd; Arvada, Town of.
 


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