2016 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards

The 26th Annual Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration took place on Thursday, May 12 at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver (7711 E Academy Blvd #1). We were delighted to celebrate excellence in historic preservation with approximately 300 professionals and community leaders committed to saving Colorado’s built heritage.

2016 Awardees:

Dan CorsonThe 2016 recipient of the Dana Crawford Award was Colorado native, Dan Love. A passionate advocate for heritage tourism, Dan has held board positions with History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. where he served as Board President.  Click here to view the video about Dan, shown at the 2016 event. 



The 2016 State Honor Award Recipients were:

The Endangered Places Progress Award recognizes the commitment and vision of a team working to save a threatened site listed as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places. The 2016 award went to:

  • Hugo Roundhouse – Roundhouse Preservation, Inc. – Listed as Endangered in 2002
    Click here to view the video on the project shown at the 2016 event.

Thank you to the generous sponsors that helped to make this event possible.

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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".