2017 List – Colorado’s Most Endangered Places


The 2017 sites have been selected and officially announced!  

Colorado Preservation Inc’s Most Endangered Places for 2017 are……


Three diverse sites were selected in 2017 that represent local landmarks, places of community, and opportunity for revitalization.  The sites include one of Colorado’s early historic roadside attraction, a once thriving Main Street, and the state’s oldest continuously operating synagogue.  The 2017 sites are World’s View Wonder Tower, Centre Avenue (New Raymer), and Temple Aaron.


Colorado Preservation, Inc. through its Endangered Places Program devotes staff time and resources to raise funds and rally concerned citizens so that listed, as well as non-listed, sites can be saved. We are proud to be able to work within communities as issues and threats arise in order to advocate for preservation throughout the state.

historic World’s Wonder View Tower

Genoa, Lincoln County

historic Centre Avenue

New Raymer, Weld County

temple-aaron-1892-brown Temple Aaron

Trinidad, Las Animas County

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program. In a key finding, researchers found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state! The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".