Kendrick Reservoir

Address: 1.5 mi. S. of Denver Federal Center, Lakewood

Kendrick Reservoir is situated west of South Garrison Street and just north of West Jewell Avenue. The Kendrick family owned large areas of farmland between South Garrison and Green Mountain. James Kendrick came from Ohio in 1872 where he was born in 1852. Also named in the abstract is Frank C. Kendrick, who, after working as a surveyor with the engineering crew of the Denver-South Park Railroad, mining and farming, specialized in irrigation engineering. Of 45 reservoirs in Water District No. 9, which includes Bear Creek Valley, Kendrick built 39. He built a brick house at the southeast corner of West Jewell Avenue and old South Kipling Street. Since this reservoir and Kendrick No.1 just southwest of here are situated on land formerly owned by the Kendrick family, it can therefore be assumed that the reservoir was named after the Kendrick family.
Quad Map/Date: Fort Logan, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S21&22, T4S, R69W
Elevation: 5610
Source: "Lakewood Colorado, An Illustrated Biography," 1976, pp.24, 277
See Also: Kendrick Lake No. 1
Last Modified: Mon, June 26 2017

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