Colfax Avenue namesake, and former Vice President under Ulysses Grant, Schuyler Colfax died of a heart attack on January 13, 1885, in Mankato, MN while changing trains in sub-freezing weather. Join us tonight at The Owl Saloonfor the first proper wake of its' kind ever held in Denver for the Honorary Schuyler Colfax, the man who ratified the 13th Amendment freeing the slaves! Colfax Avenue also turns 150 this year, as it was first named in 1868. Photo by Doc Bones Photos at 1900 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. Costume by Disguises Costumes at 9797 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.