In 1958, builders showcased their talents by creating Eagle View Drive on Colorado Springs’ far northeastern edge and building 28 homes. Today, Eagle View is a modest neighborhood in the middle of the city and beloved by longtime residents including Bob and Charlotte Bundgaard, who are original owners.
Here is a view looking south from Palmer Park Boulevard down Eagle View. Notice the mature trees dwarfing the little ranch houses lining the winding, hilly street.
The next photo is looking north toward Palmer Park Boulevard. Again, massive trees tower over the houses, which featured such features as fireplaces, mahogany siding, telephone wiring for several plugs and built-in kitchen appliances 0f the era.
Having trouble imagining how small Colorado Springs was in 1958? Want to watch it grow? Go to the city’s map web site, www.gis.springsgov.com and check out its maps. Here’s a link directly to a program that shows the city’s boundaries grow from 1950 through a series of annexations until 2000 and their basic configuration today: http://www.springsgov.com/units/planning/Maps/index.html
You can slide a lever to show the various city limits or click “animate” and watch the city grow.