Historic Boulder was founded following a battle to save precious pieces of Boulder’s past. Highland School, the Union-Pacific Depot and Central School were all threatened with demolition in 1971. Historic Boulder, organized in 1972, was instrumental in saving the Highland School and the Depot. Out of this experience rose the urgency for a legal mechanism to evaluate historic sites. In 1974 Boulder’s Landmarks Preservation Ordinance was passed and, shortly after, the inventory of significant sites began. Historic Boulder is proud of its contributing role in creating historic districts, advocating for the landmarking of significant structures and exploring sites for future preservation. As the first permanent preservation organization in the city, Historic Boulder continues to champion the preservation of the physical reminders of Boulder’s heritage.