- Tues: 3 - 8pm
- Sat: 9am - 12pm
Worth the short trip, the Douglas County Libraries is on the second floor of the Louviers Village Clubhouse, a nationally-designated historic place. This cozy library with reading room offers a carefully selected collection for adults and children, charming surroundings and complete access to the Library District’s catalog holdings.
Please note: Items from this location do not fill holds for guests at other library locations. See Fines, Fees & Borrowing for more information.
History of Louviers
In 1906 DuPont executives purchased 1,800 acres of land three miles north of Sedalia between Denver and Colorado Springs for their new explosives plant. Louviers, named after a village near the ancestral home of the du Pont family in France, is noted for its social history as a DuPont Company town. Louviers included houses, stores, a school and a library for workers and their families of this newly developed village.
DuPont transferred ownership of the Village Club to Douglas County in 1975. The DuPont explosives plant closed in the early 1980’s and Louviers Village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Today, the arts-and-crafts style Village Club serves as a meeting hall, the bowling alley and the Loviers location of the Douglas County Libraries. Louviers Village is one of two best preserved company towns in Colorado.
Information from the DuPont website.
For more information, photos and wonderful oral histories, visit the Douglas County Historic Research Center located in Douglas County Libraries - P.S. Miller, Castle Rock. Make sure you pick up one of the beautiful brochures about "Louviers - A Quintessential Company Town," while visiting either of the library locations.