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Perry Park visual materials collection, 1967-1977

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C-92014

Scope and Content

This collection consists of original photographic prints, slides, transparencies, half-tone prints, and negatives created by A. L Schafer, a freelance photographer working for the Colorado Western Development Company during the construction of the Perry Park subdivision. 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. Many of the photos are of early Perry Park residents, staff and other people associated with the area in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Many of the houses are identified by their original owner’s names.


  • 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

A. L Schafer was a freelance photographer hired by the Colorado Western Development Company during Lee Stubblefield’s tenure. He had many dealings with the Colorado Western Development Company as Perry Park Subdivision was under construction between 1968 through 1976. Mr. Schafer was a professional photographer instrumental in the production of the Perry Park Panorama, a newsletter for Perry Park residents, between 1968 and 1976.

Timeline of Perry Park history

Perry Park, Colo.
Colorado Western Development Company buys Perry Park.
First residents of Perry Park move in September .
First issue of Panorama published.
Perry Park, Colo.
Filings 2-5 approved.
Perry Park, Colo.
Filings 7 and 9 approved.
Echo Hills Townhomes begin construction.
Echo Hills club begins construction.
Perry Park, Colo.
Sage Port Filing 2 approved.
Golf course opens.
Perry Park, Colo.
Echo Hills Club opens.
Perry Park, Colo.
Echo Village Townhomes opens.
Perry Park, Colo.
Lake Wauconda gets new dam.
Manor House and Stables open to homeowners.
Perry Park, Colo.
Homeowners' Association formed.
Perry Park, Colo.
Perry Park becomes a Metro District.


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

15 Gigabytes : 296 Tiff files in 14 folders

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.

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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