2019 Saving Places Conference

February 4-7, 2019

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202


Every generation chooses what they save. How do individual communities deal with common issues? Priorities for the next generation of preservation will include:

  • Re-winning past battles,
  • Addressing new pressures and constant development,
  • Fighting again for the historic districts of the 1970s and beyond,
  • Reconnecting with our public audience,
  • Reestablishing existing and making new connections with organizations and people, and
  • Recommitting to the cause.

A call to action is whatever the preservation needs are for each community.

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View our favorite photos from the conference!

Governor Jared Polis joined Colorado Preservation, Inc. at the conference and spoke to attendees during our Endangered Places Program Luncheon on Tuesday, February 5. Click on the video image below or watch it here

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Is a place ever truly saved? Learn from places like Larimar Square in Colorado and the Ashley River Road near Charleston on how we find ourselves revisiting familiar places confronting new threats. The TrustLive: Resaving Saved Places, first aired at CPI’s Saving Places® conference in Denver, is now on the National Trust for Historic Preservation YouTube channel. The discussion features a keynote by Danielle Del Sol, the new executive director of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. New Orleans, like Larimar Square and the Ashley River Road, exemplify some of our best and most forward-looking techniques for preserving heritage. Watch the video today https://savingplac.es/2tB4QJ7.

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TrustLive is a preview for the National Trust’s PastForward Conference, which will be held in Denver, October 10-12. For more information about Preservation Leadership Forum visit Forum.SavingPlaces.org


This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.
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The History Colorado State Historical Fund provides grants for preservation projects across the state, including restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings, architectural assessments, archaeological excavations, designation and interpretation of historic places, preservation planning studies, and education and training programs.

This project has also been funded in part by a grant from the Gossard Fund for Colorado of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.




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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".