Oral History Interview with John Lake, 1986
John Lake explains that he wanted to start a bookstore in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, so he purchased the Varsity Eight Ball Club, a pool hall, in 1977. He discusses transforming the business into the Bloomsbury Bookstore over a four year period and he also talks about the types of books that were popular at the store. Lake also discusses the University of Denver's influence on businesses and the University Park neighborhood.
- Lake, John (Interviewee, Person)
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1 Items (sound tape cassette)
Scope and Contents
From the Series: The series consists of 50 oral histories collected by Barry Matchett during 1986. The interviewees were all persons who lived in the University Park neighborhood, and concerned their memories of growing up and living in the neighborhood over a number of years.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
1 audiotape cassette 8 minutes, 55 seconds
Gift of Barry Matchett, 1986
Title supplied by cataloger. ||Interview conducted at 2070 S. University Blvd., Denver, Colorado on June 3, 1986. ||Participants: Barry Matchett, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver, Colorado ; John Lake. ||John Lake, a resident of the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, purchased the Varsity Eight Ball Club, a pool hall in the University Park area of Denver in 1977. Lake transformed the business into the Bloomsbury Bookstore, which he co-owned with his wife, Margaret.