Project Update: Saguache Hotel

Owner Putting Sweat Equity into Saguache Hotel

Saguache Hotel, courtesy of Colorado Preservation, Inc.

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, Inc. also partnered with Andy to obtain State Historical Fund grant funds in 2020 to rehabilitate the roof, along with helping guide the project in the process of historic preservation, including tax credits, low-interest loans, Secretary of Interior’s Standards, and other funding opportunities.

Onsite at Saguache Hotel, courtesy of Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Considering what the building looked like when Andy acquired it, the Hotel is in much better condition. He and his dad, Charlie, are putting some serious sweat equity into the building. They hopefully will see their efforts further rewarded as they realize their vision for the building as a music venue, a revived hotel, and an eating establishment that will enliven the social and cultural activity in downtown Saguache.

For more information on this Colorado Preservation, Inc. projects and others, contact Jane Daniels, director of preservation services, at jdaniels@coloradopreservation.org.

Read the March 2021 project update.

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