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.