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West Colfax (Denver, Colo.)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Nelson Schachet, 1982 May 18

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Identifier: B098.01.0004.00094
Overview Nelson Schachet (1903-1992), a Denver, Colorado native, recounts his family history including ties to Cincinnati and the family's origins in Lithuania, and his life in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver during the 1920s and 1930s. He talks about his father's business, Schachet Mercantile Co. located on Morrison Road, and other Jewish-owned businesses in the neighborhood. His father brought Manischewitz matzah to Denver. Bugsy Siegel ate at the delicatessen that was part of the Mercantile...
Dates: 1982 May 18

Schachet Mercantile Company, circa 1978

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Identifier: B063.01.0009.00009
Overview Exterior view of the Schachet Mercantile Company on West Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The building was originally built as a saloon in 1896, rented by Eli Schachet and his sons in 1918 and served as the headquarters for their meat and fish store until it closed in 1981. Schachet came to Denver for his health and served the Jewish West Colfax neighborhood for many years as a ''schochet'' (ritual slaughterer for kosher meat). With his sons, he expanded his business to include smoked fish...
Dates: circa 1978

Schachet Mercantile Company, 1982 June 27

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Identifier: B063.01.0017.00027
Overview Exterior view of the Schachet Mercantile Company on West Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The building was originally built as a saloon in 1896, rented by Eli Schachet and his sons in 1918 and served as the headquarters for their meat and fish store until it closed in 1981.
Dates: 1982 June 27