Preservation Toolbox



Historic Preservation Terms                                 x How to Research Your Historic Property
National Register of Historic Places Colorado State Archives
State Register of Historic Places Denver Public Library Digital Collections
Listed Properties HABS/HAER Documents
Historic Districts Historic Contexts and Survey Reports
  Guide to Colorado’s Historic Architecture


Easements                                                             x Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Local Preservation Ordinances Preservation Briefs
National Register Property Insurance       x Preservation Tech Notes                                 


Colorado Museums                                           x State Historical Fund Grants
Historic Preservation Organizations  Colorado Historical Foundation Revolving Loan
Directory Cultural Resource Management Groups Low Interest Loan Programs
Certified Local Governments State Tax Credits
Colorado Main Street Communities Federal Tax Credits
Colorado Creative Districts Brownfield Program
Colorado’s Scenic Byways Other Potential Funding Options
Downtown Colorado, Inc Colorado Grants Guide


Colorado Nonprofit Association Training Certified Local Governments
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation                  x Example of Design Guidelines – Aspen
National Preservation Institute Example of Local Landmark Program – Denver
Colorado Grant Training Certified Local Governments Ordinance Comparison
National Trust Conferences & Training Technical Assistance for Preservation Commissions
 Historic Real Estate Resources Disaster Preparedness





Cultural Landscapes

Demolition by Neglect

 Mid Century Modern


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Featured Project

Preservation for a Changing Colorado

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".