Programs

Colorado Preservation, Inc. has many programs that involve local and statewide efforts.

Click into the areas below to learn more about each of these preservation endeavors.


Endangered Places

Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Endangered Places Program was launched in 1997 with the purpose of identifying historic sites throughout Colorado that are in danger of being lost. Modeled after the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, Colorado’s Endangered Places program has been touted by the Trust as one of the best in the nation.
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Saving Places Conference

The annual Saving Places Conference is the second largest preservation conference in the Nation. Each year the Saving Places conference features workshops, educational sessions and special forums that address current and future trends in historic preservation as well as provide continuing education and networking opportunities.
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Cultural Resource Surveys

Colorado Preservation, Inc. began its survey program in 2003 with a multi-year project to identify New Deal resources in Eastern Colorado. Since then the survey program has grown dramatically to include a statewide inventory of school buildings, a pilot project to conduct countywide surveys of rural resources in Eastern Colorado, and a survey of archaeological and architectural resources on private ranchlands in southeastern Colorado.
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Preservation Projects

Preservation Projects are one way that Colorado Preservation, Inc. provides technical assistance to communities and historic resources across the state. Currently, Colorado Preservation, Inc. is involved with several projects!
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Matching Campaign

Thank you to our donors for the 2022 matching campaign!
 

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Featured Project

Preservation for a Changing Colorado

Historic preservation has a direct economic benefit to communities and Colorado! Take a look at the 2017 study, which considered the ways adaption of historic places has a direct financial effect on the state.

This updated, most resent study, was the result of a partnership between Colorado Preservation, Inc and History Colorado, funded by a grant from History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report 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 determined that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado it produced $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, responds to the state’s changing demographics, and addresses climate concerns.

Click Here to see download and read the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".