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Perry Park visual materials collection, 1967-1977

Identifier: C-92014

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photographic materials created by A. L Schafer, a freelance photographer working for the Colorado Western Development Company during the construction of the Perry Park subdivision (located near Larkspur, Colorado). The majority of the images document the development of Perry Park, beginning in the late 1960s: road construction, water and sanitation installation, housing construction, building the Echo Hills Club, scenery and geology of the area, golfing, community events, and gatherings of Perry Park residents. Many of the materials in the collection were used in the production of the Panorama newsletter (a publication for residents of Perry Park).


  • 1967-1977

Access and Use

This collection is open to researchers. Archives and Local History material is non-circulating and requires staff retrieval. See for hours of operation.

Historical Note

Timeline of Perry Park history:

1967 - Colorado Western Development Company buys Perry Park.

1968 - First residents of Perry Park move in (September), first issue of Panorama published.

1969 - Filings 2-5 approved.

1970 - Filings 7 and 9 approved. Echo Hills Townhomes begin construction. Echo Hills club begins construction.

1971 - Sage Port Filing 2 approved. Golf course opens.

1972 - Echo Hills Club opens.

1973 - Echo Village Townhomes opens.

1974 - Lake Wauconda gets new dam. Manor House and Stables open to homeowners.

1975 - Homeowners' Association formed.

1977 - Perry Park becomes a Metro District.


1 Cubic Feet (6 binder boxes, 1 file folder.)

Language of Materials



Photographic and half tone prints are organized by subject, with other media types (negatives, color slides, transparencies) stored separately and filed by accession item number.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaun Boyd, June 2005.

Guide to the Perry Park Visual Materials Collection, 1967-1977
In Progress
Shaun Boyd
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Local History, Douglas County Libraries Repository

Douglas County Libraries
100 S Wilcox St
Castle Rock CO 80104 United States