Skip to main content

Historic Preservation

 Contact Information

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

Coy-Hoffman

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.

View Historic Report

Agriculture

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.

View Context and Survey

Holleran

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.

View Context

Architecture

Loomis

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.

View Survey Report

Loomis

Loomis Addition

View Context

Postwar

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

View Survey

Postwar Context

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

View Context

Quonset

Historic Resources Survey of Quonset Huts in the UGA

View Context and Survey

Community

Hispanics

Hang Your Wagon to a Star: Hispanics in Fort Collins

View Context

Germans

Work Renders Life Sweet: Germans From Russia in Fort Collins

View Context

People of the Poudre

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.

View Ethnohistory

Downtown

Apparitions

Apparitions of the Past: The Ghost Signs of Fort Collins

View Context

Old Fort

Old Fort Site

View Survey

Old Fort

Old Fort Site

View Context

Schools

PSD

In the Hallowed Halls of Learning

View Survey

PSD

In the Hallowed Halls of Learning

View Context

Sugar Beet Industry

The Sugar Factory Neighborhoods: Buckingham, Alta Vista, Andersonville

View Survey

Silver Wedge

Silver Wedge: The Sugar Beet Industry in Fort Collins

View Context