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Colorado Jobs & Main Street Revitalization Act (Colorado State Tax-Credit)

Rep. Leroy Garcia, Rep. Tim Dore Sen. Pat Steadman, Sen. Larry Crowder Main Streets Across Colorado are in Critical Need Many of Colorado’s traditional main streets are at a tipping point. Many buildings are vacant, their historic facades in decay … Continue reading

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2014 List!

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Preservationists in Plain Sight: Steve Wooten and the Purgatoire River Region

I was fortunate to be mentored about the importance of our family history and the presence of significant historical assets on our family ranches in southeast Colorado. For 30 years I lived in compatibility with the history of our region … Continue reading

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Crossan’s Market

Built in 1903, Crossan’s Market is an excellent and intact example of a small town mercantile building that stands as evidence to the development of Yampa and the surrounding agricultural economy. Closed in the mid-1960s after a competing merchant purchased … Continue reading

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2012 Annual Report

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Semple Brown Design Completes Gates Family Foundation Denver Headquarters

Gates Family Foundation’s new “green” headquarters in downtown Denver preserves building’s historic character while meeting demanding sustainability requirements DENVER, Colorado—October 29, 2013—Semple Brown Design, one of the most recognized and respected full service design firms in Colorado, today announced completion … Continue reading

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CLG Open House – Pueblo

We had the honor of attending the most recent CLG (Certified Local Government) Open House that was hosted by the City of Pueblo. We kicked off the day at the recently renovated Memorial Hall (, and it looked fantastic!  There … Continue reading

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Snowstorm Gold Dredge

Built in 1941 near Fairplay, the Snowstorm Gold Dredge is the last of its kind in Colorado. Successful American dredging began in Montana in 1896, performing the work of several hundred men as it dug and processed ore in the … Continue reading

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Matching Gift Challenge

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2013 Dana Crawford Award

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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".

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