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Atomic Sunrise, Sustainability, and a Deceptive Facade

Golden Eye Candy – Chris Davell – Atomic Sunrise – click to enlarge

Public Health References
CDC * Colorado * Jefferson County * City of Golden

JCPHD updates these numbers Monday through Friday at about 3 PM. Here’s the most recent Coronavirus report from Jeffco Public Health’s Case Summary Page:

Cases in Jeffco – Mon: 4632 | Tues: 4666
Deaths in Jeffco – Mon: 235 | Tues: 236
Ever Hospitalized in Jeffco – Mon: 517 | Tues: 521 (currently 6)
Recovered – Mon: 4135 | Tues: 4164
Known Cases in Golden – Mon: 161 | Tues: 161

Clear Creek is closed. In Jefferson County) (including Golden), masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors in public spaces where 6 feet distance cannot be maintained. The rest of the state requires masks only indoors. The Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors protocol is in effect statewide. City and County fire restrictions are in place.

Virtual Golden

9-10AM Virtual Power Training
10:15-11:15AM Let’s Dance with the Library
6-8PM Wednesday Watch Party with the Library – Adventures of Captain Marvel
6PM Vinyasa Yoga in the Park with Gabriela Ferrat
6PM Golden Anti-Racism Collective General Meeting
6PM Community Sustainability Advisory Board
CSAB will be discussing sustainability efforts for downtown and commercial businesses; the 2020 budget, and priorities for the rest of 2020. This board is asking for public input on Guiding Golden.

Real Life Golden

9-10:15AM Golden Walks
12-1:30PM Golden Women in Business Book Club
3:30-5:30PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
5:30-7PM Hike to Happy Hour

Golden History Moment

1100 – 1106 Washington Avenue – 11th & Washington, west side – click to enlarge

Here’s something that may surprise you: the red brick building on the left, which looks so modern (-ish) is actually older than the two buildings on the right (the former mortuary).

1100 West Side Block of Washington Avenue – Golden Landmarks Association Ronzio Collection – click to enlarge

If you compare the brickwork on the two closest buildings, you will recognize the ones above and below as being the same buildings. The next building (the one that says “OSBORNE” in the old photo and contains a florist and an antique store today) is a recognizable size, but in the mid-twentieth century, the owners removed the Victorian facade and replaced it with plain brick.

1100 block west – click to enlarge

So–despite its modern appearance, 1104/1106 is one of the oldest buildings on that block!