Juchem Farm

Address: W. 52nd Ave. and Garrison St., Arvada 80002

John Juchem, a fifty-niner, built a crude cabin on his 80 acres of pre-empted land. He continued gardening and purchasing property until his farm and ranch grew to 400 acres. During the 1860s, he built the family home at West Fifty-second Avenue and Garrison Street. In the name of progress, he donated land to the Arvada Cemetery Association, right-of-way for the Colorado and Southern Railroad, and for the Denver and Intermountain Tramway Company. In return the Tramway Company built Juchem Station at Garrison Street and West Fifty-first Avenue. Produce from the Juchem Farm provided miners in Central City and Blackhawk with vegetables. John Juchem, his wife, Anna Woeber, and many descendants are buried in the Arvada Cemetery.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1950
Sec/Town/Range: S15, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5350
Source: Personal papers and Juchem family records, Raymond J. Juchem, grandson; Arvada Historical Society, "Waters of Gold," pp. 33,34, by Billie (Juchem) Barton, great-granddaughter.
Last Modified: Tue, October 10 1995

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