Arvada Regional Library

Address: 8555 W. 57th Ave., Arvada, 80002

The first library in the Arvada community was organized by the Superintendent of Arvada Schools, O.B. Drake and the PTA in 1915. This library existed for a short time in the Old Arvada Town Hall at 7622 Grandview Avenue (building is no longer standing). By 1938, under the National Youth Administration, the library again opened in the Town Hall. By 1940, the Town Board endorsed a permanent library board and moved the library to vacant space in the Davis Block on Wadsworth Avenue. In the early 1950s, the McIlvoy House owned by the City at 7307 Grandview Avenue was remodeled for the Arvada Library It remained at this location until 1966 when the Arvada Regional Library was dedicated at 8555 West Fifty-seventh Avenue.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S10, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5370
Source: Arvada Historical Society, "Arvada, Just Between You & Me, " pp. 59, 166, 180; Cassette tape of this dedication in 1966 recorded by Willard Minges, Arvada Historical Collection.
See Also: Swadley Farm
Last Modified: Thu, November 2 1995

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