New Deal in Eastern Colorado Multiple Property Submission

A Multiple Property Submission is a format for listing a group of related resources to the National Register of Historic Places. This Multiple Property Document is organized around the built resources that resulted from numerous federal New Deal programs in eastern Colorado. It provides a history of the New Deal in Colorado as well as an overview of the types and styles of projects built under the various New Deal programs (1933-1943).

Within the New Deal in Eastern Colorado MPDF you will find historical historical background on Eastern Colorado during the Great Depression, an overview of the work of the New Deal programs in Eastern Colorado, the types of projects completed in Eastern Colorado, how to determine if a New Deal Resource is eligible for listing in the National Register, and a list of New Deal reference sources.

National Register Nominations

7D School

Villegreen vicinity, Las AnimasCounty

Adobe Stables

Rokcy Ford, Otero County

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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

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