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Historic Preservation

Friend of Preservation Awards#

Begun in 1985, the Friend of Preservation awards are the highest preservation honor given by the Historic Preservation Commission. Annually, the awards are given to a person, organization, or project for exemplary work in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or reconstruction done over the past year.

The Mayor and Historic Preservation Commission Chair present the City's Friend of Preservation Awards for excellence in historic preservation before a regular City Council meeting at 300 Laporte Avenue.

2019 Honorees#

2019 Friends of Preservation Awards at City Hall

On September 3rd, 2019 representatives of three exceptional projects received recognition at City Hall. The City also recognized the lifetime contributions of Myrne Watrous to preserving Fort Collins' historic places. Congratulations and thank you! 

Landmark Designation and Preservation of Historic Resources

Susan Hoskinson

The McMillen-Patterson Property

Outstanding Dedication to Preserving Historic Resources

City of Fort Collins Recreation Department

City of Fort Collins Parks Department

Ethan Cozzens

Empire Carpentry

Poudre Heritage Alliance

The Ross Proving-Up House

Exceptional Contributions to Historic Preservation

Myrne Watrous

Superior Infill Development Project

Bohemian Companies

4240 Architecture

The Elizabeth Hotel

2018 Honorees#

Outstanding Dedication to Preserving Local History

Doug Ernest

Renewing the Heart of Our Premier Historic District

Downtown Development Authority

Outstanding Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse of the Feeder Supply Building

Ginger & Baker

Outstanding Dedication to Preserving Local History

S.O.S. - Save Our Silos

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

Bud Frick

2017 Honorees#

Outstanding Rehabilitation/Adaptive Reuse

Bohemian Companies - The Music District

Outstanding Interpretation and Documentation

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department - Great Western Sugar Company Flume and Bridge

Outstanding Dedication to Historic Preservation

Ron Sladek

Outstanding Dedication to Preserving Local History

Gordon "Hap" Hazard

2016 Honorees#


Outstanding Restoration and Rehabilitation

James MacDowell

March Olive

Outstanding Restoration and Rehabilitation

March, Olive & Pharris, LLC

Bucking Horse

Outstanding Rehabilitation of an Endangered Farmstead

Bucking Horse

Blue Ocean

Superior Infill Development Project

Blue Ocean Enterprises

2015 Honorees#


Outstanding Adaptive Reuse

Colleen Scholz


Outstanding Rehabilitation

Jim Kelly and Betsy Markey


Outstanding Dedication to Historic Preservation

Mike Gebo


Outstanding Dedication to Historic Preservation

Bellvue Historic Foundation

Past Recipients#

A list of all award recipients from 1985 to 2014.