I, Zeb the Duck, couldn’t omit these last few things from my Olde Town Arvada tour. Arvada’s flour mill, constructed from 1925-1926, operated until 1960.
Wheat was grown in the area, so a flour mill was needed. There are 4 levels here, some for offices, some for equipment, some for processing and bagging flour. Our flour mill could process 250 pounds of wheat per hour. That’s a lot of flour. As the area grew, the railroad and trolley carried people into Denver. Agriculture thrived also. Now, the area is still growing. The train goes through Arvada. Passengers can take the bus to Denver, and soon we will be able to take the Light Rail into Denver and beyond.
There is a little technical problem with the light rail trains and the train gates that come down to stop traffic. Our light rail line in not operational yet, but they say soon…. The sign is up, the tracks are ready, and there is farm equipment here also. We ducks like that Arvada is proud of its past and keeps the history.
Our flour mill and agriculture equipment remind us of farming times. Now that we have all that flour, what should we do with it? Well, let’s look around Olde Town Arvada and look for something that used flour. My favorite, the Rheinlander Bakery.
This is a German bakery. This bakery has been open at this same location since 1963. It is really good to stay in business that long. Let’s see what is available today.
So many things to see and taste. It sure smells good in here. Today we wanted some of their delicious strudel.
Look at all these strudels. So hard to decide. Let’s look closer.
Now we can buy strudel, their signature and most popular item, by the slice. I couldn’t decide, so here I am at home, with two slices of Olde Town Arvada.
They are both warm, flaky and so full of fruit. One with cherries and another with apples. The added sweet touch on the top. Ahhh Tastes heavenly. There are so many more things to see and do in Olde Town Arvada. The florist shop makes beautiful arrangements. But if you want the flowers to last, there is another shop that sells only artificial flowers and plants. They look so real. The flowers in the vases even have fake water. It is a great shop, but no photos are allowed inside. I really hope you take some time this spring or summer to wander around Olde Town Arvada. The consignments stores are fun. The antique shops are fascinating and we love the used book store. And so many small, independently owned restaurants have delicious food. Next time we will take you on a far away adventure. We needed our passports, so stop by in a few days and share our latest adventure.