Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Walking Tour’

Historic Grand Junction: Avalon Theatre

Two very different looks for the Avalon Theatre. The Avalon was constructed in 1923 and heavily promoted by Daily Sentinel publisher Walter Walker. From the first performance by soprano singer Lucy Gates, the Avalon became the cultural center of Grand Junction until the 1940s. The Cooper movie theatre chain purchased the building and greatly remodeled [...]


Historic Grand Junction: Main Street, 1884

An early view down Main Street taken from 6th Street looking west.  The long gone Mandel Opera House (where Main Street Bagels is currently located) is the closest building on the left.  In 1885 Grand Junction’s population was 378 hardy souls.  By 1890 the population exploded to 2,030 in large part due to the arrival [...]