“Carl Bourgeois, a scion of one of the city’s first Black families who was known for restoring historical properties in Colorado Springs and Denver, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with heart disease, according to his family. He was 71.
The grandson of Kimbal D. Stroud – who settled in Colorado Springs in the early 20th century and put down roots that continue to bear fruit today – Bourgeois leaves a legacy of civic pride and selflessness, said his sister, April Nelson.
“His heart was as big as the developments and projects that he ran,” Nelson said. “He really cared about the community and environment that he was part of. In Colorado Springs and in Denver, he did so much to build up the communities in a positive way. “”
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O’Dell, Isaac. Colorado Springs Gazette 21 July 2022.