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Local History Projects

The City of Fort Collins’s Historic Preservation program supports the development of research projects that provide our citizens with more information about our history. These research projects include historical contexts (provide an overall historic narrative for a particular place or topic), survey reports (provide information for individual properties within a certain boundary), and development grants (provide matching funds for materials and labor in historic construction projects).

Agriculture

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Coy-Hoffman Farmstead Historic Report

This document gives an extensive history of the Coy-Hoffman Farmstead, now part of the Woodward, Inc. corporate headquarters property. Check out photographs of the site in 2011 before redevelopment and read about the significance of the site.

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Agriculture in the Fort Collins Urban Growth Area 1862-1994

Agriculture shaped the establishment and early development of Fort Collins. The context portion of this report conveys the history of agriculture in the area. This document also contains the results of historic surveys with field assessments on eligibility of agriculture related buildings.

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Historic Context for irrigation and Water Supply Ditches and Canals

The redistribution of water has enabled the settlement of Colorado. If you are interested in learning more about how water shaped the development of Colorado, check out this resource on the history of Colorado’s water conveyance systems and historic resources related to those systems.

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Architecture

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Loomis Addition Survey

The purpose of the Loomis Addition Survey is to provide a thorough understanding of the properties that exist in the Loomis Addition today: when they were built, how they were used, how they have changed over the years, and what they look like today. The Loomis Addition is a 15-block area that is one of the earliest additions to Fort Collins’ original town plat.

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Loomis Addition

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"Fort Collins E-X-P-A-N-D-S" The City's Postwar Development 1945-1969

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"Fort Collins E-X-P-A-N-D-S" The City's Postwar Development 1945-1969

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Historic Resources Survey of Quonset Huts in the UGA

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Community

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Hang Your Wagon to a Star: Hispanics in Fort Collins

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Work Renders Life Sweet: Germans From Russia in Fort Collins

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People of the Poudre

This documents focuses on the history of the geographic area and people of the Cache la Poudre area. Broken into seven chapters, this document is great for broadening the way we typically think about the beautiful area in which we live, work, and play.

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Downtown

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Apparitions of the Past: The Ghost Signs of Fort Collins

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Old Fort Site

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Old Fort Site

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Schools

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In the Hallowed Halls of Learning

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In the Hallowed Halls of Learning

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Sugar Beet Industry

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The Sugar Factory Neighborhoods: Buckingham, Alta Vista, Andersonville

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Silver Wedge: The Sugar Beet Industry in Fort Collins

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