2024 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards

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2024 Alpine Bank State Honor Award


2022 Dana Crawford Awardee Tim Schultz with Dana Crawford

Each year, Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) recognizes the efforts of individuals, organizations, public agencies, and businesses from across the state of Colorado, whose work demonstrates excellence in historic preservation.

Accomplishments are recognized in the areas of:




Preservation Leadership


Individuals, organizations, public agencies, and businesses involved in preservation in Colorado are eligible to receive an Alpine Bank State Honor Award. 

We are opening nominations for our 2024 Alpine Bank State Honor Awards. Do you know of an individual or preservation project worthy of recognition? Nominate today and let us know!

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Download PDF of awardee archive 1988–2021.

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We hope you will extend your appreciation for Colorado's heritage by helping us take advantage of this $1 to $1 matching campaign. Learn more about our matching campaign and make your tax-deductible donation today!

Featured Project

Preservation for a Changing Colorado

Historic preservation has a direct economic benefit to communities and Colorado! Take a look at the 2017 study, which considered the ways adaption of historic places has a direct financial effect on the state.

This updated, most resent study, was the result of a partnership between Colorado Preservation, Inc and History Colorado, funded by a grant from History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report 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 determined that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado it produced $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, responds to the state’s changing demographics, and addresses climate concerns.

Click Here to see download and read the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".