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Jefferson County, Colorado

Evergreen is a post office and Census Designated Pace; zip code is 80439. The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 30480 Stagecoach Boulevard, Evergreen, CO 80439.
Phone: 303‑674‑3412.


Beginnings [1]

Once known as Bergen Park, Evergreen owed its existence to the Denver South Park & Pacific Railway, which established the village as a logging camp to provide ties for the road. One of the oldest buildings still remaining, Stewart's Hotel originally served as a bunkhouse for workers. Later, Evergreen had a number of sawmills cutting wood for construction in Denver, a relatively short distance away, but on the high plains where timber was scarce. During this time some people began to acquire land for summer homes, notably Mrs. Mary Neosho Williams, widow of Brigadier General Thomas Williams. Upon the dissolution of Mrs. Williams estate in 1914, Evergreen became popular for tourists and for others seeking summer homes. It also became a haven for those seeking relief or cure from asthma or tuberculosis, as evidenced by the large, screened sleeping porches still seen in the vicinity. Finally, in the 1960s and 1970s new road construction brought a housing boom to Evergreen as it now lay within an easy commute to Denver.

  1. Sandy Crain, Jefferson County Historical Society, nomination document, 1977, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.