Wight/Starkweather House

Address: 8650 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Joseph Wight was Lakewood's first postmaster. He purchased 160 acres in February 1870 where he built his home. Herbert Starkweather, a retired miner, purchased the property in 1915. He renovated the house, which was reputed to be the loveliest along West Colfax. Starkweather brought in an elaborate staircase and stained glass windows from a Cripple Creek mansion that he bought from Jonah Maurice Finn. The Cripple Creek mansion became known as "Finn's Folly" because of its high cost of upkeep. The house has been significantly renovated into small business offices and appears to be the rear of an existing commercial building.
Quad Map/Date: Fort Logan, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S3, T4S, R69W
Source: The Lakewood Historical Society newsletter, 1999.
Last Modified: Mon, June 26 2017

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