2024 Annual Dana Crawford & Alpine Bank State Honor Awards


Colorado Preservation, Inc. celebrates the 2024 Dana Crawford & Alpine Bank State Honor Awards on Monday May 20, 2024 at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  The Dana Crawford and Alpine Bank State Honor Awards annually recognizes individuals, organizations, public agencies, and businesses from across the state, whose work demonstrates excellence in historic preservation. Accomplishments are recognized in the areas of preservation, rehabilitation, stewardship, leadership, and philanthropy.

Monday May 20, 2024
Dinner Served in Mitchell Hall: 5PM Cocktail Hour, Program to follow
Denver Botanic Gardens, Freyer-Newman Center
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
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Dana Crawford Award Recipient:

2024 Dana Crawford Award Recipient Steve Turner

The 34th annual Dana Crawford Awards is being presented to Steve Turner, an individual who has significantly impacted preservation, past, present and future in Colorado.  Over his career Steve has worked with the National Park Service, Historic Denver and History Colorado where he served as the Colorado State Historic Preservation Officer appointed by Governor Hickenlooper and Governor Polis.  Today, Steve inspires and leads the next generation of preservationists as the Director of Historic Preservation & Classical Studies at the University of Colorado Denver’s Dana Crawford Preservation Program.

Alpine Bank State Honor Award Recipients:

Sand Creek Exhibit at History Colorado – Recognizing the partnership between History Colorado, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Denver County)
Watertower Place (Pueblo County)
Wheeler Opera House (Pitkin County)

Endangered Places Program Progress Award:

Temple Aaron (Las Animas County)

Preservation Edge Award:

Casa Bonita (Jefferson County)

Mark Rodman Community Leader Award:

Susan Sanderford (Costilla County)

Event tickets and sponsorships are currently available. All funds raised support the work of Colorado Preservation, Inc.

The Dana Crawford & Alpine Bank State Honor Awards would not be possible without the support of our many sponsors and donors. 2024 Sponsors include:

Purchase tickets to the event and/or consider becoming a sponsor with more information below. Questions? Contact, Jennifer Orrigo Charles CPI Executive Director [email protected]

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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".