Survey of Post-World War II Residential Architecture in Boulder
The City of Boulder recently completed a historic context and architectural survey of the city's post World War II (WWII) housing.
As with many cities in the United States, Boulder experienced a surge in growth following WWII as servicemen and women returned from active duty around the world.
Rapid expansion of Boulder's population continued for several decades and transformed a quiet town of 13,000 people in 1940 into a sophisticated city of over 72,000 residents by 1972.
This project represents the first in-depth study of post-war tract housing in Boulder between 1947 and 1967, and focuses on 10 subdivisions around Boulder (look at a map):
Residential structures from this era make-up close to 30% of the city's current building stock, which makes understanding this period and architectural design important.
The intent of the survey is to:
The survey results do not automatically determine or create individual landmarks or historic districts, but does include recommendations regarding the significance of each of the 10 subdivisions examined.
The survey was funded by a $60,583 grant from the State Historical Fund.
*NOTE - These are large files that may take a moment to open.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:39