Oldest Commercial Building in Wellington

Oldest Commercial Building in Wellington

Historic Larimer County, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and the Wellington Main Streets Program co-hosted a walking tour of historic downtown Wellington on Saturday morning, June 30th. It was a very well attended tour (at one point I counted 85 people!) and...
Historic Preservation Month – 2018

Historic Preservation Month – 2018

On Tuesday, the 15th, Fort Collins’ Mayor Pro Tem Horak declared May to be Historic Preservation month. As the chair of the Fort Collins Landmark Preservation Commission, I was on hand to receive the award. You can view the event online (around the 6 minute...
Eva and James Howe… and their house.

Eva and James Howe… and their house.

In 1880, James and Eva Howe moved to Fort Collins where they eventually built a small one-story bungalow on Walnut street. Eva was a dark eyed beauty with a sweet and forgiving disposition. James was a millwright of great skill, but he had a penchant for drink. Though...
Indian Wedding

Indian Wedding

A friend recently loaned an old folder full of stories to me. It had been compiled in the 1970s from the scrapbook of the Society of Early Pioneer Women as well as from interviews with daughters of pioneers. Though I’ll write more about the booklet at another...
Loveland Mills – a Timeline

Loveland Mills – a Timeline

In an attempt to write an article about which buildings in Loveland remain that were featured in the 1886 Sanborn map, I have instead found myself mired in trying to figure out the history of the mills of Loveland. (For a peak at which buildings in Fort Collins remain...
Local History Books as Gift Ideas – 2017

Local History Books as Gift Ideas – 2017

Scrambling for last minute gift ideas for the holidays? There are several local history books that have come out in the past year that would make wonderful gifts. If you know of any I missed, please add them in the comments. Looking to learn more about the history of...
Thanksgiving Thoughts From the Past

Thanksgiving Thoughts From the Past

Happy Thanksgiving, Northern Colorado! Here are a few glimpses back to Thanksgivings gone by. The Antlers Cafe served quite a spread on Thanksgiving day back in 1907. The Cafe was presumably located in the Antlers Hotel on Linden St. in Fort Collins (the building that...