Exploring the stories that have shaped Northern Colorado.
An Overview of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado
The Ku Klux Klan has exerted its influence in the United States during three distinct periods of time since its inception in 1865: 1) following the Civil War in response to Reconstruction, 2) following World War II in response to immigration and poor enforcement of Prohibition, and 3) in response to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.
Then & Now – Veterans Memorials
The first Larimer County Veterans Memorial was constructed in May 1944. It was located in center island at 100 block of Laporte Avenue, next to North College Avenue.
Bud Frick – Friend of Preservation 2018
Q: Why did the scarecrow win an award?
A: Because he was outstanding in his field.
Bud Frick isn’t a scarecrow, but he is certainly outstanding in his field. As an architect, he has played a significant role in the shaping of Fort Collins today.
Doug Ernest – Friend of Preservation 2018
Doug Ernest has the mind of a librarian and the heart of a historian. He is a careful researcher — methodical, consistent, and thorough. He enjoys sinking deeply into the details and stories of history, collecting the data points and putting them together into a bigger picture that fits wider themes and patterns.
Save Our Silos – Friends of Preservation 2018
Knowing who we are and where we came from is an important way to help people find commonalities that enable us to then move forward together. It gives us a common history that builds connection and understanding.
Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority – Friends of Preservation 2018
By removing the ginormous evergreen tree, the building in the middle of the square (bike library), and the tall strip of seating and planters, the DDA has opened up this public space – making it even more inviting than it was before.
Ginger and Baker – Friends of Preservation 2018
There is now a sense of wonder and contentment in this building now. The precious way the materials in this historic building have been treated breathes out onto everyone inside. And that care that the Grahams took in honoring this piece of history has given it wings that will carry it forward into our future.
This has been the summer of appliance troubles in our household. Our whole house fan went kaput (back when we were hitting over 90 degrees every day and really needed it!), our water heater decided we needed more cold showers, and now our fridge has decided that cold...
The Abbey of Saint Walburga
In Virginia Dale The Abbey of Saint Walburgaby Meg Dunn | Jul 19, 2018 | Red Feather, Livermore & Virginia Dale, Religious SitesIn 1997, the Abbey of St. Walburga moved from the Boulder area to Virginia Dale and in doing so created a haven of contemplation and...
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
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 mark), but...
Loveland’s Great Western Train Depots: an Opportunity to Help Lovelanders Thrive
Buildings made of natural materials, constructed at a human scale, and imbued with the stories of a community have been found to reduce stress, improve people's ability to focus, and inspire greater creativity. Though we can construct new buildings with some of these...