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Historic Preservation

Denver’s distinctive cultural and architectural heritage is alive in the Colfax Business Improvement District. Rich with history and culture, historic properties in the district have a special place in our hearts as well as special resources within the City and County of Denver:  

City and County of Denver

 The Landmark Preservation Commission has approved a new policy/rule defining a landmark structure versus a landmark district. This new policy is attached, and would apply to all new landmark designations effective immediately.

New Policy for Landmark Designation

National Trust for Historic Preservation  Mountains/Plains Office

Mission Statement

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America's story. Staff at the Washington, DC, headquarters, six regional offices and 29 historic sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states.  The Mountains/Plains Office of the National Trust, based in Denver, serves Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North DakotaSouth DakotaUtah and Wyoming.

The need for the National Trust for Historic Preservation has increased since its founding in 1949. When historic buildings and neighborhoods are torn down or allowed to deteriorate, a part of our past disappears forever. When that happens, we lose history that helps us know who we are, and we lose opportunities to live and work in the kinds of interesting and attractive surroundings that older buildings can provide.


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