Preservation Projects

Historic Boulder is currently involved in a wide array of preservation advocacy projects. Here are some of note:

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Midland Savings / Atrium Building

In 2015 Historic Boulder initiated the process to establish this property as a landmark. Seven years later the City Council approved the landmarking of this historically and architecturally significant property

Bandshell property

Bandshell property

In 1995, Historic Boulder members supported the successful effort to landmark the fabulous bandshell in Central Park. The designation included the structure along with the tiered seating. At the time a three- car historic train was placed in such a way that it split the park, so the land to the south wasn’t included in the landmarking. In April 2022 the Boulder Landmarks Board voted to recommend that the southern portion of the Bandshell park area be landmarked to extend the protection to the entire area.

Harvest Hotel

Harvest Hotel

There is a plan by an out- of-state developer to demolish this historic and architecturally notable building and replace it with apartments targeted for CU students

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Boulder Theater

Historic Boulder has a long history in the preservation of this remarkable Art Deco entertainment property in the heart of downtown Boulder

Valmont School

Valmont School

Opened in 1911, this is the second schoolhouse that was constructed serve the village of Valmont. Historic Boulder has a been providing logistical assistant to the current private owners to stabilize the building so it does not continue to deteriorate

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9-Mile Monuments

Two sandstone pillars were built in 1928 as a memorial to those that served in World War I. Expansion of the roads is putting them in danger. Historic Boulder is assisting the Rotary Club, that is taking the lead to come up with a plan to save these monuments

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Tommy Jones Stagecoach stop

This unassuming wood structure is reputed to be the oldest building in all of Boulder County. It was built in 1865 as a stagecoach stop by entrepreneur Tommy Jones. Clearly time has not been kind and it’s in danger of falling to prices. Historic Boulder, in collaboration with the Boulder County Historic preservation office, is contacting the owners of the property to assist them to stabilize this deteriorating building. Replacing the roof as a first step

The African American Neighborhood

The African American Neighborhood

Dan Corson has been leading a project to document the pioneering Black families in Boulder. The work has included the neighborhood where many of them lived, called “The Little Rectangle.” The goal is to raise awareness of this important history and eventually landmark some of the properties associated with these people

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Winston Churchill

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