This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Edgewater Plaza


Address2250 Eaton, Edgewater, CO 80214
QuadFort Logan, 1965 (1979)
SectionS36, T35, R69W
Elevation5350
SourceInterview with Marie Fox, Historian, 1993.
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Initialdate1993-10-30 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1994-11-14 00:00:00-07
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HistoryA Housing and Urban Development high-rise housing project for qualifying senior citizens opened in the summer of 1981 and is referred to as the "Plaza." It contains 79 apartments on seven floors. The Plaza was built on land occupied by Edgewater High School prior to construction of the Jefferson High School in the late 1950s. After the high school students transferred to Jefferson High, the building became a school for seventh grade students only in 1961. They were bussed from as far way as West Arvada. Following the seventh graders, it became an adult education facility. When adult education was moved to Fruitdale School, the building was empty for a period of time and the original building was torn down to make room for the Plaza. However, the gym (auditorium), office, and classrooms to the east of the gym remained and were remodeled to serve a variety of purposes for the Plaza and community.
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