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Town of Castle Rock Visual Materials, 1970-1996

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: localhistory@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

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Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Sarah Stevens 2017-10-12
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
Creator Steve Greer
Title Town of Castle Rock Visual Materials
Dates: 1970-1996
Size 1 binder of 196 photographs
Abstract: The Town of Castle Rock Visual Materials contains a binder of photographs compiled and/or created for the town's 1996 booklet, "Castle Rock Style: A Guide to Preserving Our Architectural Heritage."
Collection Number 1997.008
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Collection is one item, and photographs are not arranged in series or subseries.

Scope and Content

The Town of Castle Rock Visual Materials collection contains 196 photographs and postcards compiled or created during the writing of the book, "Castle Rock Style: A Guide to Preserving Our Architectural Heritage." The book was written by city planners, Steve Greer and Jeanette Bare, with Cathleen Norman of Preservation Publishing. Steve Greer donated the pictures associated with the publication of the booklet to the Douglas County History Research Center in 1997.

The photographs depict a number of buildings in the Castle Rock area, both residential and commercial, including the Masonic Hall (the Bank of Douglas County), the Cantril School, the Hammar house, the Dyer House, the Christensen House, the Courthouse, and the business district in downtown Castle Rock. Many of the photographs feature architectural details of the buildings through close-ups of windows, eaves, brackets, gables, and walls to demonstrate the points made in the booklet.

Other photographs in the collection appear to depict a town event in the early 1970s, as well as, snow on Wilcox Street and courthouse square, and the 1978 fire that destroyed the original Douglas County Courthouse. The provenance of these photographs remains unknown.


Biography / History

At the time of the writing of the book, "Castle Rock Style: A Guide to Preserving Our Architectural Heritage," the town was experiencing another round of extremely rapid growth, similar what was experienced in the 1970s. U.S. Census Bureau data from the time indicates that Douglas County was the most rapidly growing county in the country from 1990 to 1997. The population of people residing in the Douglas County more than doubled. According to an article in the Denver Post, the town was also facing the pressures of commercialism and receiving increased attention from major corporations. The writing of the book demonstrates an effort on a part of the town to preserve its signature architectural style: a combination of Italianate, Carpenter Gothic, or Richardsonian Romanesque features.


Access Terms

Architecture
Augustine Grill Restaurant (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Authors
Buildings
Cantril House (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Castle Rock (Colo.)
Christiansen House (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Christ's Episcopal Church (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Cities and towns
Denver and Rio Grande Depot (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Douglas County Courthouse (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Douglas County Historic Preservation Board
Hammar House (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Historic buildings
Historic preservation
Keystone Hotel (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Local history
Photograph collections
Research

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of the Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with permission of the Douglas County History Research Center staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Town of Castle Rock Visual Materials, 1970-1996 Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Steve Greer to the Douglas County History Research Center in 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Stevens.

Accruals

There has been on accrual to this collection since its original donation.


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