Tobias House


Address: 6900 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

John Tobias came to Denver in 1871 and at first, did carpentry work and was a orchardist for Elitch Gardens. He bought 20 acres of the Everitt homestead and built his brick house in 1879. Cultivation of apples was his specialty. For years he served on the State Horticultural Board and was the Treasurer. His body was graphing apples and often one tree would bear five or more varieties. He also propagated an early sweet corn. He was a member, an officer, of the M.E. church and Wheat Ridge Grange.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S26, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5430
Source: Early Settlers of Wheat Ridge 1976 Wheat Ridge Historical Commission: Yesterday's Landmarks, Today's Wheat Ridge Sentinal Aug. 14, 1975 p. 12
Last Modified: Mon, December 10 2012
 


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