Cultural Resource Surveys

Survey at Colorado Preservation, Inc.

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.

Survey work at the Villareal Homestead in Las Animas County

 

 

Why Survey?

  • To gain an understanding of the history of an area through its historic resources
  • To increase public awareness of an area’s historic resources
  • To include resources in the database of historic sites maintained by the Colorado Historical Society
  • To collect information to be incorporated into heritage tourism programs
  • To identify historic resources eligible for historic designation at the local, state, or national level
  • To identify historical resources of a distinctive type, or associated with a historical period or movement
  • To create a foundation for preservation planning and advocacy
  • To identity resources that are endangered, vacant, and/or in need of rehabilitation/repair

Survey at Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Baca County Rural Resources Survey
Historic Schools Survey of Colorado
New Deal Survey of Eastern Colorado
Phillips County Rural Resources Survey
Purgatoire River Region Survey

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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".

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