LINKS TO LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL

PRESERVATION RESOURCES

Historic Boulder partners with many organizations in our advocacy for preservation. Here are links to many sources of information that can help you with your own historic preservation activities.

City of Boulder Landmarks Ordinance

After the initial saves in the early 1970s, it became clear that Boulder needed a government mechanism to protect historic places, and to oversee and the administration of a local landmarking process. Historic Boulder drafted a historic preservation ordinance, which was unanimously voted into place by City Council in 1974. To this day, Historic Boulder collaborates closely with the Landmarks Board and City Preservation Staff to support their mission to preserve and protect the historic, architectural, and environmental assets that contribute to Boulder’s unique sense of place.

CITY OF BOULDER’S HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM

For a general overview of Landmark Alteration Certificates, Individual Landmark Designation, Historic Preservation Demolition Reviews and State Income Tax Credit applications.

CITY OF BOULDER’S HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN

“A Sense of Place, a Sense of Purpose: A Plan for the City of Boulder’s Historic Preservation Program” 2013 edition.

CITY OF BOULDER’S LANDMARKS ALTERATION

About the design review process for local individual landmarks and historic districts.

DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS

City of Boulder’s general design guidelines for individual landmarks and historic districts.

COLORADO PRESERVATION INC.

Colorado’s statewide preservation advocacy and education organization. Learn more about the Saving Places Conference, CO’s Most Endangered Places, tax incentives and more.

COLORADO STATE HISTORICAL FUND

State grant program for small to large preservation projects, including non- competitive ($0 – $35,000) and competitive ($35,001 – $200,000) grants.

STATE TAX INCENTIVES FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURES – COMMERCIAL

Colorado’s funding opportunities for commercial historic structures, from the Preservation of Commercial Historic Structures Program (a.k.a. HPTC, or the Historic Preservation Tax Credit)

STATE AND FEDERAL TAX INCENTIVES FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURES – RESIDENTIAL

Colorado preservation tax credit FAQs.

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

A privately funded national-level nonprofit organization, whose mission is to “save America’s historic sites; tell the full American story; build stronger communities; and invest in preservation’s future.”

NATIONAL SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR’S STANDARDS

“The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are common sense historic preservation principles in non-technical language. They promote historic preservation best practices that will help to protect our nation’s irreplaceable cultural resources.”

A GUIDE TO RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF A HOUSE

A collection of sites and online resources to guide you through the process of researching a historic home.

HISTORIC BOULDER’S

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

CITY OF BOULDER’S LOCAL INDIVIDUAL LANDMARKS

A full list of Boulder’s individual local landmarks.

CITY OF BOULDER’S LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS

A map of Boulder’s designated historic districts.

BOULDER COUNTY SITES ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER FOR HISTORIC PLACES

Complete list of National Landmarks in Boulder County.

CITY OF BOULDER’S PRESERVATION SURVEY AND HISTORIC CONTEXT REPORTS

Full set of Boulder’s architectural surveys and historic context reports since the survey program was initiated in 1977.

CARNEGIE LIBRARY FOR LOCAL HISTORY

Local history collection including photographs, newspapers, documents, maps, oral histories and more.
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MUSEUM OF BOULDER

The Museum of Boulder provides engaging educational experiences for people to explore the continuing history of the Boulder region.

CHAUTAQUA ASSOCIATION

Website of Boulder’s National Historic Landmark Chautauqua.

FLORAL PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

Website dedicated to the Floral Park local historic district.

GOLD HILL MUSEUM

Museum celebrating the Gold Hill Townsite National Historic District.

NEDERLAND AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The mission of the Nederland Area Historical Society is to collect, preserve and exhibit documents, artifacts and other records of Nederland area history for the education and enjoyment of the public.

NIWOT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Niwot Historical Society’s mission is to preserve, collect, and protect the history of Niwot, the surrounding area, and Chief Niwot through the preservation of artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to their history.

HISTORY COLORADO

Colorado history and pre-history research resources, from podcasts to artifact collections