Preservationists will gather Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in Denver

Brief by Central Staff

Historic preservation – January 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

If you’ve ever had any kind of question about historic preservation, you can probably find an answer for it at the 2002 Saving Places Conference sponsored by Colorado Preservation Inc.

It runs from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the Denver Athletic Club, and scheduled topics range from “Lessons Learned from Saving Historic Depots” to “Ghost Signs: Restoration or Preservation?” Or perhaps from “Truss Bridges: A vanishing species” to “Cruising for History: the gas stations, motels, and drive-in theaters [that are] an important part of America’s heritage.”

According to CPI, last year’s gathering was the largest state preservation conference in the country.

Preservation isn’t just a political or financial challenge — it’s also a technological process, and Colorado State University is running some workshops (i.e., “Fundamentals of stone treatment” and “Basic building pathology”) in two days before the main conference starts.

Early registration for non-CPI-members is $160, with student discounts and scholarships available. For more information, or a copy of the schedule, you can call CPI at 303-893-4260, email to, or write to CPI, 960 16th St. #1100, Denver CO 80202.