2017 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration

DCA 2017
Save the date! The 2017 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Seawell Grand Ballroom in Denver. This year we are excited to present longtime preservation champion, John Moye, with the Dana Crawford Award.

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2017 Dana Crawford Award: John Moye

John Moye PhotoJohn Moye is a founding partner in the law firm Moye White LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Cornell University (with distinction). Mr. Moye has served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University and the University of Denver College of Law, where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Denver for his commitment to legal education. He is Past-President of the Colorado Bar Association and has been the Chairman of the Stapleton Development Corporation, the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, Downtown Denver, Inc., and the Colorado Historical Foundation. He has also served as a Commissioner on the Uniform Consumer Credit Code Commission for the State of Colorado and Chairman of the Board of Law Examiners. Mr. Moye was awarded the Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit, the highest award given by that organization for professional and community service.

2017 State Honor Awards:

  • Colorado State Capitol House/Senate Chambers Restoration (Denver)
  • Bent County Commissioners, with special mention of Bill Long
  • Cultural and Historical Resource Task Force
  • Montezuma Valley National Bank Building (Cortez)
  • Hannah Barker House (Boulder)

This year’s Endangered Places Progress Award, recognizing the progress made towards saving an endangered site, will go to:

  • Crossan’s Market (Yampa)

New this year, we are excited to present the Preservation Edge Award, recognizing the preservation of a historic resource through unique and creative methods. We are excited to award the inaugural Preservation Edge Award to the TANK Center for Sonic Arts (Rangely).

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Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharlges@coloradopreservation.org.

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