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Crown Hill Cemetery Association Plat Book, 1908-1971

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-220

Scope and Contents

Large, post-bound volume containing copies of recorded plats for the various sections and blocks of Crown Hill Cemetery located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Includes the original 1908 plat listing Verner Davis as landscape artist and J.C. McAdams as engineer. The Crown Hill Cemetery Association was formed in 1907 by George W. Olinger and five other Denver entrepreneurs. Their plan was to convert the land just west of Wadsworth Ave. into one of the finest cemeteries in the Denver area. They purchased 180 acres of farmland owned by Henry Lee and opened Crown Hill Cemetery in December 1907. Construction began on the historic Tower of Memories mausoleum in 1926. The 158-ft. tall granite tower, which took decades to build, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

(History note borrowed from


  • Record Keeping: 1908-1971

Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.80 Cubic Feet (One large, post-bound volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Archives in 2018 by the Clerk and Recorder's Office along with the Ditch Plat Books.

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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