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Structures of Merit

Structures of Merit

In 1987, the Landmarks Board established the Structure of Merit program to recognize properties possessing historic, architectural, or aesthetic merit. It is an honorary recognition that does not carry the protection or design review requirement of local landmark designation. Buildings and sites listed on either the National Register of Historic Places or the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties are automatically added to the Structure of Merit program. Currently, 75 properties are recognized as Structures of Merit.


  • All structures officially designated by state or federal agencies are automatically on the list (i.e. structures on State Register of Historic Places and National Register).
  • As surveys of Boulder are completed neighborhood by neighborhood, the LPAB will review the survey and consider appropriate structures of merit recognitions.
  • The Landmarks Board will consider neighborhoods in which few individual structures have been landmarked, yet contain structures which merit recognition.
  • Types of structures important to the development of Boulder (i.g. churches, schools, and terraces).


To nominate your property, please contact Marcy Cameron at (303) 441-3209. 

2014 Structures of Merit

Sampson HouseSirotkin HouseJessor HouseEaston Office BuildingWillard HouseBoulder Eye ClinicKahn HouseBrenton HouseThron House

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Recognized Structures of Merit

56- 450 College, 200056- 450 College, c.197457- 780 Flagstaff, 200058- 1135 Jay, 200761- 630 Pennsylvania, 195962- 650 Pennsylvania, 1960 00262- 650 Pennsylvania, 1960

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