Historic Places Traveling Film Tour: Colorado State Capitol House Chamber

About the Historic Places Traveling Film Tour

Colorado Preservation Inc.’s Most Endangered Places Program and Share and the Care Colorado will be kicking off a Historic Places Traveling Film Tour beginning July 13th. The tour’s mission is promote the benefits of historic preservation, educate communities on the current structural issues the State Capitol is facing and its effects on preservation funding statewide, and highlight historic theatres and sites through cultural tourism. Learn More >>

If you plan on attending any of the film tour sessions, please RSVP online. 

Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure

Crowning the summit of Brown’s Bluff in the heart of Denver, the Colorado Capitol Building is among the great architectural treasures of the American West. As a living historic museum and active seat of government, the Capitol provides a telling reflection of the people and politics that shaped Colorado amid interest as diverse as its landscape. That story is told in Havey Productions “Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure”.

Havey Productions is a commercial photography and film production company doing business in Denver since 1979. Copies of the film can be purchased on the Havey Productions website, www.haveypro.com.

The Colorado State Capitol Dome

Regrettably, the dome of our Capitol has fallen into serious disrepair. The cast iron enclosure of the dome and drum, painted gray to match granite used elsewhere in the structure, has deteriorated over the past hundred years due to water infiltration and the intense freeze-thaw cycle of the Colorado climate. The observation deck, the unforgettable field trip destination for generations of Colorado’s school children, has been closed to them, as well as to all visitors, since 2007 due to the danger of falling cast iron. Engineering experts have declared the deteriorated condition of the structural metal fasteners holding the enclosure together to be a significant hazard to the building and its occupants. The experts have concluded that, “the entire dome will require extensive work to repair current damage and preserve the feature for future generations.”

To learn more about Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Share in the Care campaign to restore the Colorado State Capitol Dome, visit the Share in the Care website.  If you are interested in donating to help with the restoration costs, visit the campaign’s donate page.

For More Information:

Colorado Preservation, Inc.
1420 Ogden Street, Ste. 103
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 893-4260
Email:  kcarroll@coloradopreservation.org
rparris@coloradopreservation.org 

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