Originally established as a Du Pont company town in 1906–8, Louviers Village south of Denver is distinctive in Colorado because it was never associated with either agriculture or mining. Planned by Du Pont as a model community to attract long-term employees for the company’s nearby the Louviers Works dynamite plant, the town served as worker housing for decades until the company sold the town and closed the plant in the late twentieth century. One of the best-preserved company towns in Colorado, Louviers still retains its company town look and feel because most of the structures were built in the same period and given uniform modifications over the years.
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