Historic Photography

This is Lakewood! An exhibition of historical photographs and documents

Additional historical background for the images in the exhibitions displayed at Lakewood City Hall, including the new Enduring Values display and a portrait gallery of City Council Members since incorporation in 1954.

Lakewood Story photography collection 

More than 200 images from the city's archives have been organized chronologically to tell the story of the city from concept to the 2010s.

Lakewood Center: 65 Years of Success

The creation of the West's first regional shopping center told in historical photographs.

Skyknight: From the Korean War to the Lakewood Veterans Memorial Plaza

A history in photographs of the city's memorial to Lakewood veterans, its restoration in 2015, and the rededication of the Lakewood Veterans Memorial Plaza at Del Valle Park

Galleries from Lakewood's 60th Anniversary

Resident-donated images appear in Honoring Lakewood's Military Members and Veterans and declare What Lakewood Means to Me. Additional collections feature Lakewood: Then and NowOriginal ResidentsLakewood Center and a celebration of the Pan American Festival.

The collections illustrate over 60 years of Lakewood’s history and include park and recreation programs, the city's growth, and its earliest community activities. Photos from the 60th anniversary highlight the celebrations that were held at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in March 2014. 

Lakewood's 60th Anniversary cake being cut by City Council Members (from left) Jeff Wood, Diane DuBois, Steve Croft, Todd Rogers, and Ron Piazza

Lakewood's 60th Anniversary cake being cut by City Council Members (from left) Jeff Wood, Diane DuBois, Steve Croft, Todd Rogers, and Ron Piazza