Denver Stapleton neighborhood opposes name change

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 20, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Colorado property owners have voted against changing the name of a neighborhood named after a former mayor and Ku Klux Klan member.

The Denver Post reported Monday that results released Monday showed more than 65% of residents voted to keep the name Stapleton.

Officials say the community is named after Benjamin Stapleton who was Denver mayor for 20 years and was a member of the KKK.

Officials say the change would have affected legal documents in the community established in 2002.

An opposing group Rename St*apleton For All says they appreciated those who questioned whether the community should continue to honor a Klansman.

Some say they were hoping for a similar result to a neighboring community who changed its name from Swastika Acres to Old Cherry Hills earlier this year.


Information from: The Denver Post,