2015 Saving Places Conference: Advancing Preservation Practices

CPI’s 2015 Savings Places Conference: Advancing Preservation Practices (February 4-7, 2015 – Colorado Convention Center, Denver) was a great success thanks to nearly 700 attendees and dozens of presenters and volunteers who made it possible.  Our keynote speakers, Vincent Michael (Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund) and Matthew Crawford (New York Times best selling author) were inspirational and well received.  Hundreds of attendees enjoyed the Marketplace reception and we topped our record in proceeds with the Endangered Places Silent Auction. Click here to view the program from the 2015 event. Click here to see photos from the 2015 Conference.

Thanks to everyone who worked on and attended this premier event, the largest statewide preservation conference in the country. We look forward to seeing you for the 2016 Saving Places Conference, February 3 – 6!

Conference picPictured above: Board Chair Dominick Sekich and CPI Saving Places Conference keynote speaker, Vincent Michael, Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund

To view more photos from the event, click here.


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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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