Welcome to the Story of CPI

Roxanne Eflin 2Welcome to the story of CPI. Our 30 year history has produced a fascinating collection of successes and saves, blended with a deep understanding of historic preservation that only experience brings. We are a passionate group of professional staff and dedicated board members who knows what it takes to build a future with historic places. As a member-based organization, we thrive through collective impact and collaboration with many partners.  We also rely on the ongoing support of donors and friends, like you.  I invite you to join citizens statewide to help us ramp up our momentum by becoming a “3 for 30” pledged supporter:  $1,000/year for the next three years toward our next 30!  Please call me for more information and to discuss benefits.  I’d like to meet you, and should your travels take you near our office, come on in.  The coffee’s on me.

Roxanne Eflin, MS, CITM
Executive Director

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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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