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Real Estate Analysis Company records

Identifier: C MSS WH2276

Scope and Contents

Collection contains more than 1650 volumes compiled by the Real Estate Analysis Company (1949-1990s). The volumes form an index called the Real Estate Sales Data Bank. The data bank provided information on residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The entries can include past and present listings, sales histories, and ownership information. Other information includes land dimensions, improvements, terms of sale, and terms of financing. Some entries also contain multiple listing service property sheets with photographs or printed images of the properties. The bulk of the volumes reference residential real estate arranged alphabetically (A-Z) by street name and then by streets with numeric names. Additional volumes cover apartment buildings, office buildings, commercial buildings, shopping centers, retail space, and industrial warehouses arranged by city and/or county.


  • 1949-1990s


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Real Estate Analysis Company was founded by Lee R. Wedgwood in 1949 as a subsidiary to his real estate firm, Wedgwood, Ltd., Realtors in Wheat Ridge, Colo. The company's Real Estate Sales Data Bank provided real estate sales and property information to realtors, appraisers, attorneys, insurance agents and adjustors, and investors. Information was derived from county tax records, the Muti-List, Rocky Mountain Journal, and every real estate directory published for Denver. The data bank was also used more broadly to define trends in real estate sales. It continued in existence into the 1990s. At the time, the index was preported to cover 98% of the real esate market in the four counties of the metro Denver area: Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson. The data bank was a paper based, real estate research library that fuctioned much like what would be considered an electronic database today.


1650 Volumes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Van C. Wedgwood;2013.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Varying Form of Title

Real Estate Sales Data Bank.

Finding Aid for the Real Estate Analysis Company records,1949-1990's
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States