Category Archives: News

Project Update: Como Depot

Progress Continues with Laying of Track at Como Depot The remarkable and steady progress in historic preservation in the tiny town of Como in Park County continues with the recent laying of additional railroad track at Como Depot. Colorado Preservation, Inc. listed the Depot on Colorado’s Most Endangered Places in 2006 and it was dedicated […]

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Project Update: Temple Aaron

Turn up the Heat Boiler Campaign Mounted for Temple Aaron While August 2020 may be historically hot here in Colorado, Temple Aaron – listed as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places by Colorado Preservation, Inc. in 2017 – is thinking even warmer thoughts by launching its Turn Up the Heat campaign to replace the ancient […]

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Project Update: Saguache Hotel

Owner Putting Sweat Equity into Saguache Hotel Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Preservation Services Director Jane Daniels visited Saguache Hotel in June 2021 to check in on the progress of the new private owner, Andy Hackbarth, as he works tirelessly with his father and other community members bringing this important downtown landmark back to life. Colorado Preservation, […]

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Project Update: Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine and Mill

Impressive Stabilization Progress at 4UR Mill Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine and Mill, known as the 4UR Mill, received State Historic Fund (SHF) grant funds in spring 2020 to stabilize the most critical and severely deteriorated features of the Mill. Work began on the site in spring 2021. Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Preservation Services Director Jane […]

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Project Update July 2021: Dearfield

Dearfield Hosts Legislative Capital Development Committee Black American West Museum and Greeley-based Dearfield Committee hosted representatives of the State Legislative Capital Development Committee for a presentation and tour about the Dearfield Dream Project on Wednesday, July 21, at the Dearfield site. Weld County Commissioner Lori Saine helped organize the event, which featured presentations and a […]

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Apple Trees for Golden History Museum

MORP Donates Heirloom Orchard Trees to Golden History Museum Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP), which grew from the fruits of efforts to save the historic Gold Medal Orchard (listed on Colorado’s Most Endangered Places in 2015 and declared a “Save” in 2021) recently donated apple trees that were historically grown in the Golden area to […]

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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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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.

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