It’s hard to visualize it but this run-down structure is important to the legacy of the history of the founding of Boulder. It served at a key stagecoach stop and once had a hotel adjoining it. Around it was the village of Valmont, which once rivaled Boulder as the largest town in the county. Tommy Jones was an early pioneer, building this vital connection from the eastern plains to the foothills. In 1865 Jones became the Postmaster of Valmont and his stage stop was the first Valmont post office.
As perhaps the oldest building in Boulder County, it’s an important asset to preserve. In collaboration with the County historic preservation office, Historic Boulder is joining the conversation with the owner to protect this legacy property.