2018 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration

Save the Date Image (1)The Dana Crawford Awards Dinner, hosted by Colorado Preservation, Inc., is Colorado’s premier statewide preservation awards event, honoring individuals and organizations that make significant contributions toward preserving Colorado’s built and archaeological history as well as working landscapes.  The evening’s namesake is Dana Crawford, a preservation pioneer who proved that saving historic buildings could make economic sense.  The 2018 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration will take place Wednesday, May 9  in the Seawell Grand Ballroom in Denver. The event will begin with a cocktail hour starting at 5pm with dinner starting at 6pm.  You can read more about the awardees below – stay tuned for pictures and videos!

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2018 Dana Crawford Awardee: Rebecca Goodwin

rThis year the Dana Crawford Award for Excellence will be presented to Rebecca Goodwin for her dedicated achievements in historic preservation.  Rebecca Goodwin’s life-long love of history led her from her family’s Centennial Farm and Ranch in southeast Colorado to Boston, the Pacific Northwest and back to Colorado. With family ties to the early days of Denver, she has worked to support preservation efforts in the urban areas, but has focused the most energy on supporting preservation efforts and capacity building in Colorado’s rural communities and counties.

Rebecca has traveled throughout Colorado promoting preservation in rural communities; encouraging local preservation board and government involvement in Section 106 compliance consultation related to the NHPA; encouraging county involvement in the CLG program; building relationships between CPI, the preservation community and county commissioners as well as actively involved in the efforts to pass and reauthorize the 2014 Colorado Main Street Revitalization and Job Creation Act.  Rebecca was instrumental in stopping the expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site; initiating the massive projects to document the biological and cultural resources on participating private lands in the Purgatoire River Region.

Rebecca assisted with passage of both bills in the Colorado legislature to hamper expansion efforts, spoke at meetings and conferences throughout Colorado and across the country, met with state and national legislators, and analyzed and testified on impacts to cultural resources at every public  meeting related to army EIS or planning documents.

2018 State Honor Awards:

Colorado College (Colorado Springs) Grand Imperial Hotel (Silverton)
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Ginger & Baker (Fort Collins) Ute Indian Museum (Mancos)
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2018 Preservation Edge Award:

The Preservation Edge Award is presented to a project that recognizes the preservation of a historic resource through unique and creative methods. This year’s Edge Award will go to the latest Punch Bowl Social, location which adapted the historic Stapleton Airport and Air Control Tower (Stapleton).

Punch Bowl Social Stapleton days before its grand opening, Nov. 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; punch bowl social; stapleton; food; restaurant; nightlife; bar;

Punch Bowl Social Stapleton Nov. 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

2018 Endangered Places Progress Award:

This year’s Endangered Places Progress Award, recognizes the progress made towards saving a site listed as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places.  In 2002, CPI listed the highly significant Goodnight Barn as it was in danger of being relocated to the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, TX.  The historic Goodnight Barn (Pueblo) will receive the 2018 Progress Award.


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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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