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Update on Five Priority Endangered Places Program Sites

25th Anniversary of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Wrapping Up with Progress on 5 Priority Sites In 2022, CPI paused its new listing of Endangered Places sites to concentrate efforts on moving forward five key sites identified as priorities because of their unique value as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or rural sites in need […]

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Mark Rodman – in Loving Remembrance

It is with a heavy heart that CPI shares our sadness with the recent passing of Mark Rodman. In this life, we strive to make a difference and leave a legacy that transcends our time together. If you had the pleasure of knowing Mark Rodman, you were lucky to know a soul with a vibrancy […]

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National Parks Service Grant Awarded

COLORADO PRESERVATION, INC. RECEIVES $750,000 GRANT FROM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN RURAL COLORADO COMMUNITIES (May 25, 2022 — Denver, Colorado) – The National Park Service just announced they will be awarding Colorado Preservation, Inc (CPI) a grant of $750,000 to fund a rural revitalization historic preservation subgrant program within the organization.  CPI […]

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Project Update: Ludlow Tent Colony Massacre Site

Progress to Restore Concrete Cellar at Ludlow Tent Colony Massacre Site April 20, 1914, Colorado National Guard shot striking coal miners with machine guns and burned their tent camp at Ludlow (Tent Colony – 1,200 population) to the ground. The violent day left 21 dead. It was the height of Colorado Coalfield Wars – strikes […]

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Project Update: Garcia Ranch Adobe Potato Barn

Conditional Grant from Heritage Area for Garcia Ranch Adobe Potato Barn Colorado Preservation, Inc. received notification of a pending $22,249 grant from Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area for rehabilitation of the unique adobe potato barn at Garcia Ranch in Conejos County. The grant will be used to match a possible State Historical Fund grant […]

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Project Update: Manitou Springs Carnegie Library

Manitou Springs Carnegie Library Moving Forward The beautiful and dignified Manitou Springs Carnegie Library crowns a gentle hill overlooking Manitou Avenue in the center of town. It was built with philanthropic funds provided by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. But its role as a library has seen ups and downs and recent challenges, relating in part […]

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Project Update: R&R Market

R&R Market Receives DOLA Main Street Open for Business Grant Colorado’s oldest continuously operating family-owned business, R&R Market in San Luis, listed on Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Most Endangered Places in 2019, will share a major grant of $560,722 made to Town of San Luis, along with four other key businesses along Main Street. The grant […]

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October 2021 Newsletter

Not subscribed to Colorado Preservation, Inc. newsletters? Add your email to our list here. October News includes: A Special Opportunity to Triple Your Impact Save the Date for CPI’s 2022 Conference! R&R Market Receives DOLA Main Street ‘Open for Business’ Grant CPI Receives Conditional Grant from Heritage Area for Garcia Ranch Adobe Potato Barn Progress […]

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Project Update

Commodore Mine Achieves National Register Listing Colorado Preservation, Inc. designated Bachelor-Commodore Mine Complex, a historic mining district, located outside of Creede in Mineral County, as a Colorado Most Endangered Place in 2006, citing “Natural Elements” as the main threat to the site. Encompassing nearly 30 acres of valley floor and adjacent steep mountain slopes of […]

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Hereford School

Open House at Historic Hereford School You are invited to an open house and housewarming party at the historic Hereford School in the tiny town of Hereford on the northeastern plains near the Wyoming border on Sat., Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hereford School is owned by fine arts consultant and long-time […]

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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".