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Old Fort Site
Project Description




Through a collaborative effort with stakeholders in the Downtown River Corridor, the City of Fort Collins sought and received funding from the Colorado Historical Society to complete a cultural resource research project, entitled the "Old Fort Site Cultural Survey Project." The purpose of the project was to research and inventory the history of the area located in the vicinity of the original Fort Collins site.

The project consisted of:

  • Inventory forms of existing historic properties within the Old Fort Site
  • Historical Contexts Report
  • Narrative and maps of physical changes to the Old Fort Site from 1863 - present
  • Recommendations for archaeological testing
  • Cultural Resources Inventory Report

Stakeholders involved in this effort included the City of Fort Collins, Downtown River Corridor Property Owner's Association, Historic Fort Collins Development Corporation (HFCDC), Fort Collins Historical Society (FCHS), Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Colorado State University faculty, and others.

Reports & Maps  
Title Pages Size Free Download
Cultural Resources Inventory of the Old Fort Site, Fort Collins, Colorado 99 4.1 mb Click to Download
Historical Contexts for the Old Fort Site, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1864-2002 98 4.4 mb Click to Download
Pictorial Chronology 2 350 kb Click to Download
Historical Development Maps of the Old Fort Site, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1866-2002 28-page report with maps 716 kb Click to Download
Surveyed Properties Map 1 239 kb Click to Download

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Related Links  

Colorado Historical Society Office of Archaeology and Historic PreservationHistoric Fort Collins Development Corporation

Contact Info  

Timothy Wilder, City Planner
tel: 970-221-6376