Collection: Post-WWII housing

This collection includes interviews about post-WWII subdivision housing built in Boulder.

Adams, Louise V. – OH1570
Interview Date: 2009

Louise Adams moved to the then-new Martin Acres subdivision in 1955. She describes living in Martin Acres in the 1950s and 1960s while raising a family, including the affordability and social make up of the neighborhood; nearby stores, parks and … Continue reading

Altermatt, Steve – OH1598
Interview Date: 2009

Steve Altermatt began living in the Martin Acres neighborhood in 1987 and is intimately familiar with the history of the neighborhood and its housing stock because of his profession as a realtor, in which he has specialized in properties in … Continue reading

Bachus, Nancy Jean – OH1291
Interview Date: 2005

People: Warren Hern, Bill Woodley   Places: Boulder   Subjects: University of Colorado-Boulder in the late 1940s and early 1950s, building a stone house on Linden Street near the Caroline Heights subdivision, right-to-life and anti-abortion activities, annexation of land from … Continue reading

Carlson, Vivian R. – OH1567
Interview Date: 2009

Vivian Carlson has lived in Boulder, in the Interurban subdivision , since 1947. In this interview she describes the Boulder of the late 1940s, including the location of roads and descriptions of stores at that time. She tells about the … Continue reading

Davies, Kenneth and Joyce – OH1569
Interview Date: 2009

Kenneth and Joyce Davies have been an active and enthusiastic part of the Boulder community since settling here in the 1950s. They have worked tirelessly through organizations such as the League of Women Voters, PLAN-Boulder, Historic Boulder, and the Boulder … Continue reading

Dawson, Mildred Matilda Thayer and Dick Howard – OH0651
Interview Date: 1982

People: Mildred Dawson, Dick Dawson.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects:  Boulder, 1940s – C.U. campus: dormitory life, dress codes, dogs, dances, married students, effects of World War II; The Hill and businesses; Coca-Cola in social life; Canyon Park Dance Hall. … Continue reading

Deno, William R. – OH1586
Interview Date: 2009

Architect Bill Deno, who has had a distinguished career as campus architect for the University of Colorado, Boulder, begins this interview by describing his previous, twenty-year career in the neon sign business. He then goes on to talk about living … Continue reading

Howard, June P. – OH1584
Interview Date: 2009

June Howard grew up on a farm in Kansas during the Depression. She won a scholarship to the University of Kansas, which she attended during World War II; married, and then moved to various locations in the U.S. with her … Continue reading

Imel, Ray – OH1585
Interview Date: 2009

Ray Imel, Jr., has had family in Colorado since 1873. In this interview he discusses family history including his grandparents’ homestead above Jamestown, his childhood in Jamestown, and his father’s involvement in hard-rock mining. He also talks about other family … Continue reading

McBride, Conrad L. – OH1577
Interview Date: 2009

Conrad McBride moved to Boulder in 1959 to work for the Colorado Municipal League and later for the University of Colorado Political Science Department. He has lived in the Martin Acres subdivision since the early 1960s. In this interview he … Continue reading

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