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Historic Preservation

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Dept Head: Karen McWilliams

Fort Collins Landmarks

A historic landmark is a site, building, structure or object officially recognized as important to the Fort Collins history by formal City Council action. The landmark may be important to our community for its association with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of history; for its association with the lives of significant people or groups; the property may embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, represent the work of a master, possesses high artistic values, or be a good example of a building or structure; or the property may have archeological importance.

Learn more about some Fort Collins Landmarks in this brochure or check out the following links.

State Register

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. The Colorado State Register program is administered by the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation within the. The Society maintains an official list of all properties included in the Colorado State Register.

National Register

The National Park Service administers the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture. National Register properties have significance to the history of their community state, or the nation. Nominations for listing historic properties come from State Historic Preservation Officers, from Federal Preservation Officers for properties owned or controlled by the United States Government, and from Tribal Historic Preservation Officers for properties on Tribal lands. Private individuals and organizations, local governments, and American Indian tribes often initiate this process and prepare the necessary documentation. A professional review board in each state considers each property proposed for listing and makes a recommendation on its eligibility.

National Historic Landmarks

National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks. Read more...