City council members in a Colorado town have changed the name of a subdivision known as Swastika Acres for more than a century.
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Colorado council votes to change name of Swastika Acres subdivision

City council members in a Denver suburb voted to approve a name change for a neighborhood that has been called Swastika Acres, KDVR reported.

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Cherry Hills Village City Council members Tuesday voted unanimously to change the subdivision name to Old Cherry Hills, the television station reported.

Swastika Acres was named decades before the symbol was adopted by the Nazis, KDVR reported. However, the subdivision’s name is only apparent in real estate closing documents, according to the television station.

“Some buyers are savvy enough to read the documents and really dig in and understand what their legal description of their property is,” Cherry Hills Village councilman Dan Sheldon told KDVR. “That’s the only way you’d know.”

According to Sheldon, the subdivision name derived from the Denver Land Swastika Company, which divided the land into plots at the turn of the 20th century.

“There was nothing wrong with (the name) at that time,” Sheldon told KDVR.

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