This year help us celebrate Historic Boulder’s future with our own Twelve Days of Giving. Each day, we’ll share how your gift directly impacts Historic Boulder’s mission and endeavors in our community.
This day is special as people across Colorado open their hearts and wallets to support the exceptional work of so many non-profits.
All donations or $100 or more will receive a copy of our 2017 calendar:
Built to Last – Buildings by Boulder Architects.
On the second day: Economic Vitality
Place is more than just a location on a map or GPS. A sense of place is a unique collection of qualities and characteristics that infuses a location with meaning. Boulder’s unique identity contributes immensely to our economic vitality.
Approximately 32 new jobs are generated for every $1 million spent on the preservation of historic buildings. Since 1981, historic preservation projects in Colorado have created almost 36,000 jobs and generated nearly $2.5 billion in direct and indirect economic impacts.
Most years, heritage tourism visitors spend more than a quarter billion dollars in Colorado – surpassing our dynamic ski industry.
Support our mission and Boulder’s economic vitality.
Your donation matters.
The Union-Pacific Depot was one of the buildings proposed for demolition in 1971. This galvanized a group of citizens to assemble 45 years ago today, December 6, 1971, in the Main Library. This standing-room only meeting led to the formation of Historic Boulder, Inc. HB was contacted about potentially accepting the building, but the fledgling organization had just purchased Highland School. Instead, our first board president and later first executive director, Joyce A. Davies, held a meeting in her living room with members of the Boulder Jaycees and the rest, as they say, is history.
The Depot, after being moved twice, is now repurposed as the Roadhouse at the Boulder Depot – the epitome of economic vitality!
Historic photograph courtesy of the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History.