Colfax Avenue is a main thoroughfare in the Denver area. Originally the street was named something else but was eventually named Colfax Avenue after a prominent congressman, Schuyler Colfax. Mr. Colfax was Vice-President of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant.
During the 1950's, Americans were driving cars more and traveling across the country. Colfax was a very busy street with many businesses and local attractions.
Click here to read more information about Colfax Avenue during the 1950's.