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Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation program balances private property rights with the public interest in protecting community assets that are important to Boulder’s history. There are more than 1,300 designated historic properties in Boulder, including 162 individual landmarks and 10 historic districts. Designating significant buildings and neighborhoods helps to preserve Boulder’s unique history, culture, and character for future generations.

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Architecture Matters

Our next Architecture Matters lecture "LANDMARKS OF THE FUTURE" will be on April 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Boulder Public Library Auditorium

Boulder Historic Preservation Plan

With a Certified Local Government grant, the City of Boulder developed a Historic Preservation Plan through an 11-month community process.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Historic preservation is about recognizing and protecting something (older building for instance) because it's importance to the community.

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Historic Preservation - Now and Then

Boulder Theater, June 2, 197971319 & 1327 Spruce Street, circa 192070 10th Street construction, circa 1937Pedestrians near National State Bank on Pearl St., 1957Hotel Boulderado, 1976Two women standing in front a cabin circa 1880_1910505 Pine Street, constructed late 1800s1319 & 1327 Spruce Street, circa 1920Kirkbride Block fire, July 1968

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