2023 Dana Crawford and Alpine Bank State Honor Awards


Colorado Preservation, Inc. celebrates the 2023 Dana Crawford & Alpine Bank State Honor Awards on Monday May 22, 2023 at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  The Dana Crawford and Alpine Bank State Honor Awards annually recognizes individuals, organizations, public agencies, and businesses from across the state, whose work demonstrates excellence in historic preservation. Accomplishments are recognized in the areas of preservation, rehabilitation, stewardship, leadership, and philanthropy.

Monday May 22nd, 2023
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction at 5PM. Program from 6PM – 9PM
Denver Botanic Gardens, Freyer-Newman Center
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
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CPI celebrates the successes of historic preservation in many different iterations through our awardees.  Please join us in honoring the following projects in 2023:

Dana Crawford Award Recipient
Terry Knight of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe


Alpine Bank State Honor Award Recipients
Brian Vogt & the Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver County)

Mancos Opera House (Montezuma County)

Yellow Schoolhouse (Grand County)

Preservation Edge Award
DOLA Main Street Open for Business Grant Program (Statewide)

Endangered Places Progress Award
World’s Wonder View Tower (Lincoln County)

New for 2023 CPI will be introducing an annual award in honor of preservation champion and past CPI Executive Director (2002-2008), Mark Rodman.  Under Mark’s direction, CPI established a partnership with CBS4 to tell the stories of Colorado’s Endangered Places, undertook a survey of New Deal Resources on the plains of Colorado, and helped develop a heritage tourism program that included historic and archeological cultural resource surveys in southeastern Colorado.  Mark steered the organization in the purchase of Hayden Ranch and in saving the Mathews-Gotthelf building on Champa Street in Denver.  Under his leadership, CPI was presented with the Trustee’s Award for Organizational Excellence from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2006.  These milestones acknowledge just a fraction of his accomplishments with the organization. 

Mark’s impact and legacy extends beyond his time with CPI.  He became the Director of Preservation Programs and the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer with History Colorado as well as served as the Executive Director for the Michigan Historic Preservation Network before becoming Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer in 2021. 

CPI will be honoring Mark’s lasting legacy as well as his support of individual leaders with the annual Mark Rodman Community Leader Award

The inaugural award for 2023 will recognize Abbey Christman

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

Historic preservation has a direct economic benefit to communities and Colorado! Take a look at the 2017 study, which considered the ways adaption of historic places has a direct financial effect on the state.

This updated, most resent study, was the result of a partnership between Colorado Preservation, Inc and History Colorado, funded by a grant from History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report 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 determined that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado it produced $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, responds to the state’s changing demographics, and addresses climate concerns.

Click Here to see download and read the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".