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Thomas Sullard Manuscript: Public Education in Lakewood, Colorado at Wadsworth Blvd. & 10th Ave., 2012

 Item — Small Collection Box: 2, Envelope: 4
Identifier: Series-170

Scope and Contents

In July of 2011, the Jefferson County School District demolished the public education building that stood at 1005 Wadsworth Blvd. for over eight decades and served a variety of educational purposes throughout its lifetime. Central Lakewood Elementary, also known as Lakewood School, made a rich and valuable contribution to public education in Lakewood, Colorado and its surrounding neighborhood. Historical context as it relates to Colorado, Jefferson County and Lakewood sets the stage for the story associated with the Lakewood School and its associated schools. The many buildings that were eventually built and expanded on, at the corner of 10th Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd., were known as the “Education Complex” or campus. Rich, personal recollections of each public school building provide the human, cultural, historical and the very fabric of what these public education buildings meant to Central Lakewood in this unpublished manuscript.


  • Creation: 2012 May


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

The author imposed the following restriction on the manuscript: Not for commercial use - research only. If someone accesses the research work and desires to use any portion of it for commercial purposes, they must contact the owner of the materials, which are listed in detail at the end of the text in the "References" section. This work is not officially published. It was crafted like a research work and sited throughout as such and appears in book form.

Biographical / Historical

Author Thomas Sullard, MPA, U. S. Coast Guard, Retired, was born in Denver, Colorado, December 1964. He attended the following Lakewood schools from 1970 to 1983: Central Lakewood Elementary, Lakewood Junior High School, Creighton Junior High School, and Lakewood High School.


0.10 Cubic Feet (1 CD containing the book in PDF format)

Language of Materials



Unpublished manuscript about the history of public school buildings in Lakewood, Colorado with emphasis on those located at 10th Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

On one CD in PDF format, and one printed out color copy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Archives by the author in 2013.

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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