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January 8, 1952 was the date of the original filing for incorporation of the Town of Glendale. The first Organizational Meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Glendale was held May 20, 1952 at 7:30 pm at 690 South Colorado Boulevard.
What was the reason to organize in 1952 with no money, no employees, no rent, no reports, no hearings, and no unfinished business? It was fear of a giant – fear of Denver's annexation – fear of the loss of independence. The citizens wanted their voices to be heard.
Glendale is an enclave of the City and County of Denver and is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.