At the peak of WWII, the former Remington Arms Plant became the Denver Ordnance Plant (DOP) with 19,500 workers that needed housing. After WWII, the DOP became the Denver Federal Center, and its working population stabilized at today’s 6,000 workers. This part of Lakewood experienced a building boom again when former DOP workers decided to stay in the area. The primarily brick, ranch-style homes still exist in well-manicured neighborhoods with tall cottonwoods and a variety of evergreens.
Information gathered from internet information and Images of American, Early Lakewood by Robert and Kristen Autobee with Lakewood’s Heritage Center