Preservation vs. Conservation

Brief by Allen Best

Preservation – July 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine

Breckenridge has been fiercely protective of the historical integrity of its 19th-century Victorian architecture. But it has had a hard time reconciling that goal with the growing emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the 21st century.

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Hooper town hall gets on national registry

Brief by Central Staff

Preservation – July 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Hooper Town Hall has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally built in 1891 for the Garrison & Howard General Merchandise Store, and is known as the Howard Store building.

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Homelake Veterans’ Center an endangered place

Brief by Central Staff

Preservation – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Homelake Veterans’ Center, featured in the November 2004 edition of Colorado Central, is one of the state’s “most endangered places,” according to a list issued in February by Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Dating back to 1889, when it was opened as a “peaceful place for aging and displaced Civil War veterans,” the Center suffers from “lack of maintenance and a high water table,” causing the closure of the chapel; the post office may soon follow.

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Historic preservation funds keep coming

Brief by Central Staff

Preservation – September 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine –

The State of Colorado doesn’t have a lot of money to hand out these days (shorter hours at the courts, driver’s license offices closing, etc.), but the State Historical Fund still has money, since it’s financed by casino-style gambling in Cripple Creek, Central City, and Black Hawk.

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Projects threatened by cuts

Letter from Earle Kittleman

Preservation – April 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine


The state budget crisis is sending alarm signals throughout rural areas such as Salida where local historians are worried that funds may dry up to accomplish projects that are just now getting started.

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