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Dearfield Conference

Save the Date! 7th Dearfield Conference Program on May 22 Since 2008, several partners – Dearfield Heritage Preservation Committee, Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Colorado State University (CSU), Colorado Preservation, Inc., City of Greeley and Weld County Youth Conservation Corps – collaborated in a wide range of archaeological […]

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Project Update: Saguache Hotel

New Owner Brings New Life to the Historic Saguache Hotel Colorado Preservation, Inc. recently received a State Historical Fund (SHF) grant to restore the roof, fascia and soffits of the historic Saguache Hotel in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. This is in partnership with the building’s new energetic owner, Andy Hackbarth, who has a grand vision […]

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2021: Colorado’s Most Endangered Places

Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Announced today by Colorado Preservation, Inc.             Denver (February 11, 2021)—Colorado’s Most Endangered Places List was announced today by CBS4 Meteorologist Dave Aguilera at Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Saving Places 2021 virtual Preservation in Action conference.  Three new sites were added to the list as noted below.             Since 1998, Colorado Preservation, […]

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Project Update: Temple Aaron

Temple Aaron Awarded State Historical Fund Grant History Colorado awarded a $50,000 State Historical Fund grant to Temple Aaron, one of the oldest continuously operated synagogues in its original location west of the Mississippi. This grant will help fund roof investigations, construction documents, and emergency roof repairs. The Temple will match the funds with $29,250 […]

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Update: Cultural and Historic Resources Task Force

2020 in Colorado? Then there were the Wildfires … Update provided to Colorado Preservation by Carl Stewart, Colorado Cultural and Historic Resource Task Force Upon hearing about a fire, a small group from Colorado Cultural and Historic Resources Task Force (CHR-TF) activates to determine if the fires threatened or damaged cultural resources. We mine zip […]

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Project Update: Harry C. James Residence

The James Residence (Dana Crawford House) Now Listed on National Register of Historic Places The Harry C. James Residence received its official listing on National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 15. Colorado Preservation, Inc. and Historic Denver partnered to nominate the James Residence located at 685 N Emerson Street in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, […]

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Historicorps’ Founding Executive Director and CEO Announces Retirement

January 2021 marks a transition in leadership for an organization Colorado Preservation, Inc. is incredibly proud to play a part in forming. HistoriCorps’ first executive director and CEO, Towny Anderson, will retire, marking a new chapter in his and HistoriCorps’ future. HistoriCorps began as a program under Colorado Preservation, spinning off to become a stand-alone […]

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Project Update: Iglesia de San Antonio-Tiffany Catholic Church

Work Now Progressing Following an initial site visit with the project team and State Historical Fund staff in early fall 2020, work now progresses at Iglesia de San Antonio/Tiffany Catholic Church in far southwestern Colorado. The Hispano residents of the settlement of Tiffany, located along the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) line to […]

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Project Update: Slayton Ranch Work Center

Phase One of Slayton Ranch Work Center Nearing Completion Slayton Ranch Work Center consists of four historic buildings (the House, Shop/Warehouse, Garage and Root Cellar) and is listed on the National Register. The site functioned as the headquarters of the Land Utilization Project (LUP) during the New Deal era, housing government program staff and demonstration […]

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Project Update: Homestead Meadows

Hidden Homestead Meadows Historic places and the people who cherish them are all around us. Sometimes they are in plain sight, and other times one must travel long, bumpy rounds to find them! In early October 2020, Colorado Preservation, Inc. was introduced to the unique and out-of-the-way conglomeration of historic homesteading sites located between Lyons […]

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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".