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Designation Options

Fort Collins Landmark

Local landmark designation provides for the recognition of sites, structures, objects and areas important to the history and character of Fort Collins, and protects them from exterior changes which might destroy or jeopardize their authenticity or distinctive features. Local designation may be based on one or more of the following reasons:

  • Historical importance - has character, interest, or value as part of the development, heritage, or culture of the city, state, or nation; is the site of an historic event with an effect upon society; is identified with a person or group who had some influence on society; or exemplifies the cultural, political, economic, social, or historic heritage of the community.
  • Architectural importance - portrays the environment of a group of people in an era characterized by a distinctive architectural style; embodies those distinguishing characteristics of an architectural specimen; is the work of an architect or master builder whose individual work has influenced the development of the city; or contains elements of architectural design, detail, materials or craftsmanship which represent a significant innovation.
  • Geographic importance - the site, structure, object, or area, because of being part of or related to a square, park or other distinctive area, should be developed or preserved according to a plan based on an historic, cultural, or architectural motif; or due to its unique location or singular physical characteristics, represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood, community or city. List of Designated Structures/Districts in Fort Collins.

Colorado State Register

The Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is a listing of the state's significant cultural resources worthy of preservation for the future education and enjoyment of Colorado's residents and visitors. Properties listed in the Colorado State Register include individual buildings, structures, objects, districts and historic and archaeological sites. The Colorado State Register program is administered by the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation within the Colorado Historical Society. The Society maintains an official list of all properties included in the Colorado State Register. Properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places are automatically placed in the Colorado State Register. They may also be nominated separately to the Colorado State Register without inclusion in the National Register. List of Designated Structures/Districts in Fort Collins.

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. List of Designated Structures/Districts in Fort Collins.