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Name Reeves, Paul Gilbert
Othernames Ol' Buzzard
Born July 30, 1916
Birthplace Colorado Springs, CO
Places of residence Golden, CO
Phoenix, AZ ran an advertising firm
Titles & honors Designed Golden Welcome Arch, 1950
Designed 1st label for 1st aluminum can, 1948
Painted the 1st Golden Welcome Sign located on the side of the Golden Nugget, 1949
Painted original Rocky Ford Indian on the Stewart Building at 10th Street and Washington Avenue.
Father Gilbert Franklin Reeves
Mother Lennah Collings
Education Golden High School, Class of 1935
University of Colorado, Boulder
Notes Shared a birthday with Bill Coors
Lost race against Everett Barnhardt for Mayor of Golden in 1950.
Occupation First Director of Advertising for Coors, 1941-1956
Presidnet of the Golden Lions Club in 1948
Golden Fire Department
Relationships Son of the founder of the Metropolitan Barber Shop in Golden, CO.
Role Artist
Spouse Blanche Evelyn Burroughs-May 28, 1940
married 61 years
Children Dottie
Tony
Holly Taylor
Michael

Associated Records

Image of 2005.018.001 - Print, Photographic

2005.018.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the Golden Fire Department running team. Everyone is wearing tank tops that say Coors across the front, except for Doc Crawford on the left, who's wearing a shirt, tie, and hat. All are identified across the bottom by Paul Reeves. In 1934, the team competed in Central City, Glenwood Springs, Manitou Springs, and Loveland, CO.

Image of 2005.018.003 - Print, Photographic

2005.018.003 - Print, Photographic

Scanned newspaper article on W.A. Collings, titled Retired Barber Recalls Days of Old West. On the right is a black and white photo of Mrs. Reeves and her three sons, Paul, Don, and Bill, taken in 1923.

Image of 2005.018.004 - Print, Photographic

2005.018.004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of Lou Holland (seated) and Paul Reeves (standing) at Golden Days festivities in Golden, CO. Lou is seated in a soapbox derby car and Paul is firing a starting gun into the air. Captioned below the photo: Lou Holland promoted the idea for the Welcome To Golden Arch and financed most of it. Paul Reeves did the design.

Image of 2011.030.002 - Print, Photographic

2011.030.002 - Print, Photographic

Black and white night photograph of a group of men and Santa Claus standing under a arch decorated with Christmas decorations. Buildings are visible in the background.

Image of 2011.041.006 - Print, Photographic

2011.041.006 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic aerial print of Golden from July 1954. South Table Mountain is at the top of the print. An arrow drawn in the middle of the print points to the Paul and Blanche Reeves home at 2101 East St. in Golden.

Image of 2011.041.002 - Print, Photographic

2011.041.002 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Grover Coors on left and Paul Reeves on right. Grover is wearing glasses and holding a hat in his right hand. Paul is wearing a shirt and tie with the Coors logo.

Image of 2011.041.003 - Print, Photographic

2011.041.003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Paul Reeves (on left) and Paul Howard (on right) seated in their soap box derby cars for the Grudge Race during Golden Days. Reeves called his car the Beer Keg Special and Howard called his the Howard Rocket. The dog standing on Howard's cart is Smoky. The little standing directly behind Reeves wearing a dark colored cowboy hat is his daughter, Dorothy "Dottie" Reeves Colvis. The cars raced from Courthouse Hill to Clear Creek down Washington Ave. in Golden.

Image of 2011.041.004 - Print, Photographic

2011.041.004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of Paul Reeves driving his MG in the Lookout Mountain Hill Climb Race in 1953. Paul is rounding a curve while a crowd looks on in the background. His car is numbered 77. Paul took second place in the race.

Image of 2011.041.005 - Print, Photographic

2011.041.005 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the interior of the Metropolitan Barbershop located within the Linder Block in Golden, CO. Tony Reeves (son of Paul and Blanche Reeves) is seated in the chair getting his first haircut. Standing from left to right is Paul Reeves, Gib Reeves (owner and barber), Lennah Reeves (Gib's wife), and Dorothy Collings (Lenah's mother).

Image of 2011.041.007 - Print, Photographic

2011.041.007 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of four sports cars parked in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden. The car in front, numbered 45, has a Coors logo on the driver's door. These cars were raced in the Lookout Mountain Hill Climb races in the 1950s. The following is written across the middle of the print: Paul Reeves raced these cars up Lookout Mtn., 1950s.

Image of 2012.020.001 - Drawing

2012.020.001 - Drawing

Color drawing of the original Coors can design from 1948 by Paul Reeves. Drawing is dated 2000.

Image of 2012.020.005 - Print, Photographic

2012.020.005 - Print, Photographic

Black and white team photo of the Golden High School Football Champions of the Central-Suburban League, 1933. Last names of players are printed on photo. Standing in the back left to rigfht are: Hines, Hanks, Nankervis, Sarell, Reeves. Kneeling in front left to right: Walker, Saunders, Weineg, Wildman, Riley, Shepard, Johnson.

Image of 2012.020.006 - Print, Photographic

2012.020.006 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Golden High School Football team when they won the 1932 Central-Suburban League Championship. Last names of players are printed on photo. Standing in the back row left to right: Warren, Facinalli, Little, Parfet, Hines, Saunders, Walker, Golightly, Rogers, Fleming, Berry, Coach Philleo. Kneeling in the second row left to right: Churches, Anderson, Shepard, Nankervis, Vair, Hanks, Riley, Selby, Weineg. Sitting in the front row left to right: Reeves, Steffonich, McNeese, Gargan, Hampton, Todd, Wildman, Johnson, Sarrel.

Image of 2011.041.008 - Print, Photographic

2011.041.008 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the large Welcome to Golden map painted on the end of the Linder Block along Washington Ave. in Golden, CO. The view is looking north up Washington Ave. with cars parked diagonally and people walking on the sidewalk. The sign for the Golden Nugget Tavern and Central Power and Light are visible. The map was painted by Paul Reeves, then President of the Golden Lions Club for the Golden Kiwanis Club in 1943.

Image of 2009.012.001 - Print, Photographic

2009.012.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the painted mural once located on the south side of the Loveland Building in Golden, CO. The mural was titled "Honoring of Golden Citizens Serving Our Country" and was sponsored by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. The mural was painted sometime in the early 1940s during the early years of WWII and served as a well-known landmark until about 1949, when it was painted over. Gold stars painted after a name signified that the individual died in the line of duty.

Image of 2014.040.002 - Print, Photographic

2014.040.002 - Print, Photographic

Color digital photograph of Paul Reeves standing inside the Coors hospitality room in front of a large metal, red, blue, and white Coors sign he designed in the 1940s. Paul is holding a glass of beer in his hand.

Image of 2014.040.001 - Print, Photographic

2014.040.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of Paul Reeves' Crosley automobile decorated to drive in the Golden Days Parade. Four men and five women are standing behind the car. Three individuals have an "x" marked above their heads. From left to right they are identified as: Gib Reeves, his wife Lennah Reeves, and their daughter-in-law Blanche Reeves. Most likely the others are members of the Golden Lions Club. A banner on the front fender says Golden alongside a circular logo for the Lions Club. Paul was president of the Golden Lions Club at time. Paul called his car the "Coorsley".