This year we once again celebrated Historic Boulder’s future with our own Twelve Days of Giving. Each day, we shared how your gifts have directly impacted Historic Boulder’s mission in our community. Now on the twelfth day, there is still time to make your year-end gift.
Double your gift! Donations up to $2,500 received before midnight on Saturday, December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar. Help us raise $5,000 to save the places that matter.
On the twelfth day: This Place Matters
After a successful Homes for the Holidays tour earlier this month, we know our signature events keep Historic Boulder’s mission in the public eye, but HB is more than house tours. Without HB’s forty-four years of efforts, this would be a far different city. While the historic districts, Floral Park, Mapleton Hill, West Pearl, Downtown, Chamberlin, Chautauqua Park, Hillside, University Place, Highland Lawn and 16th Street, are great examples, they are really just the tip of the iceberg. The real truth of our mission is seen as one drives, walks, bikes around the entire city, with buildings and sites, not just the “landmarked” or the “mansions” everyone admires, but the everyday neighborhoods and streets that still speak to our amazing past and surround us with the stories of those who went before. Without people like Joyce Davies, Margaret Hansen, Prissy Bowron and many more who put their collective feet down and said “Enough!” all we enjoy today could have been lost. Few remember that HB and its founders bought some of the buildings that were the most endangered, sometimes putting their own homes and money on the line. The buildings weren’t sold for gargantuan sums, but they all have become priceless in our community.
This year HB created a committee to look into acquiring another property. Partly, we have a responsibility to the State Historical Fund which made the Hannah Barker house rehabilitation possible through grants and matching funds. But…Our biggest goal is to continue to make the statement that these places matter…just as they did and will continue to do so in Boulder, city and county. They are the homes, the businesses, the history and the heart of our community. But the market is tough in the Boulder area; we need your help. If you have or know of a special place that might need our attention, please let us know. Please feel free to contact our office and speak to Abby Daniels, Executive Director, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can save the places that matter.
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