Since 2004

     Settled in the 1860s, Lakewood was known for orchards, dairy, and poultry farms. Today it is best known as the home to the western third of one of the nation's longest commercial streets, Colfax Avenue.

     The can-do spirit of early residents is recalled in photos from both private collections and the collection of Lakewood Heritage Center.  The Autobees continue to study and write about Lakewood.

      The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country.  The Autobees were pleased to work with Arcadia to make Lakewood's history available in pictures.

 Early Lakewood is also available at Red Herring Art Supply, 6719 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado. Generally available in Lakewood at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 Yarrow Street, and Walgreens on West Colfax.  Early Lakewood  can purchased online booksellers like  It is also available at various Walgreens and Ace Hardware Stores in Lakewood.