Most Endangered Places: Lost but Not Forgotten

Colorado’s Most Endangered Places speaks to the immediacy and severity of threats facing historic sites across the state.  Landmark buildings and landscapes valued as part of the fabric that help define a community can, and do, disappear overnight.  While in some cases a last minute appeal can delay or prevent demolition, more often the heavy equipment rolls forward.  The Most Endangered Places Program was formed as an additional preservation tool to ignite interest, bring technical expertise, identify funding resources, and create partnerships between the important players.

Unfortunately, despite a communities best efforts, significant buildings are lost.  These six Most Endangered Places buildings were demolished, but their loss is not forgotten.  The lessons taught in their demise can serve as examples to other communities throughout Colorado to ensure their architectural heritage remains for future generations.

If you are interested in joining the fight for historic preservation consider nominating a building to the Endangered Places Program, becoming a member of Colorado Preservation, Inc, and visiting our Call for Volunteers page to learn the latest efforts across the state.

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Christian Science Church (1998)

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Elementary (2004)

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Currigan Exhibition Hall (2000)

Given Institute (2011)

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Great Western Sugar Factory (2016)

Kit Carson Hotel (2003)

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Willowcroft Manor & Farm (2010)