Graves Farm

Address: 5478 Marshall St., Arvada, 80003

Oliver Graves was a Fifty-niner, who came from Illinois to Spring Gulch, Colorado to mine for gold. He bought the Golden Gate Toll Road, but sold it when he moved to Arvada in 1862. He and his wife, Lucy (Story) Graves purchased 160 acres and built their home on what became known as Graves Avenue. This lovely home has since been demolished. Oliver's son, William Graves, built a blacksmith shop on the northeast corner of Wadsworth and Grandview Avenues. By 1916, A.L. Davis bought the site for Dodge Brothers and Chevrolet cars.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1950
Sec/Town/Range: S13, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5300
Source: Bromwell, "History of Colorado," Vol IV, pp. 327, 328; Arvada Historical Society,Graves, "Waters of Gold," pp. 29-31; Jefferson County Record Book B, p. 214.
Last Modified: Tue, October 10 1995

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