Strait Lumber

11150 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, Colorado 80010

Strait Lumber

Strait Lumber's current storefront was built in 1947 and embodies the highly popular mid-century Art Moderne architectural style. The building features elements prominent in Art Moderne: curved glass block corners, strong horizontal emphasis, and smooth, modestly ornamented walls. The Strait family has owned and operated the Strait Lumber Company in Aurora since 1936, building a storefront and lumber yard on present-day Lansing Street, just east of the current Colfax storefront. As a local business, the Straits have always been involved in the community of Aurora, from providing lumber for local construction projects to sponsoring youth sports teams.