Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
3091 California Street
Denver, Colorado, 80205
Started in 1971 by a Denver barber, the Museum contains a remarkable collection of items used by black pioneers in the West. It is housed in the former home of Justina Ford, the first licensed black woman doctor in Colorado.
Originally constructed at 2335 Arapahoe St. in 1890, the two-story flat roofed brick house sits on a stone foundation. Simple in massing and detailing, its most distinctive features are the dentils, end brackets, and finials of its pressed metal cornice.
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