Projects and Services

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Preservation Services

Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) offers a variety of preservation-related fee based services for individuals, organizations and communities including grant writing, grants management, and National & State Register nominations.   As Colorado’s only statewide grassroots preservation organization, we are also available and eager to help fellow preservationists and interested parties, at no fee, to navigate the world of preservation through coaching, brainstorming, and general guidance.  Please not that Colorado Preservation has limited capacity with only four full-time professionals, so we must be selective with our time and project.  Endangered Places Properties receive priority assistance and consideration.

For more information please review our NEW Preservation Services Program Fact Sheet or contact Preservation Services Director Cindy Nasky at 303.893.4260 x236.

Contracting with CPI:

Please review the various contracts below as they pertain to your project.  They outline the legal responsibilities of both CPI and the Owner in regard to the project. CPI is limited in capacity and must carefully choose projects to manage throughout the state based on considerations such as owner‘s proven capacity, local support, historical merit of the resource and availability of match. Properties featured in our Endangered Places Program receive priority.  This decision is guided by our Preservation Services Committee of the Board of Directors.

  • Click here to see a template for the Fee for Service Agreement – Preservation Services
  • Click here to see a template for a CPI-Owner Agreement (MOA) – Municipalities/Nonprofits/Counties
  • Click here to see a template for a CPI-Owner Agreement (MOA) – Private Owners

Our Current Projects include:

Completed Projects:

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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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