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Historic Preservation

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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

2016

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.

Historic Report

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Agriculture in the Fort Collins Urban Growth Area 1862-1994

1995

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.

Context and Survey

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Historic Context for irrigation and Water Supply Ditches and Canals in Colorado

2005

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.

Context

Architecture

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Loomis Addition

2015

Context

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

2011

Survey

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

2011

Context

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Historic Resources Survey of Quonset Huts in the UGA

2003

Context and Survey

Community

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Hang Your Wagon to a Star: Hispanics in Fort Collins, 1900-2000

2003

Context

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Work Renders Life Sweet: Germans From Russia in Fort Collins, 1900-2000

2003

Context

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People of the Poudre

2006

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.

Ethnohistory

Downtown

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Apparitions of the Past: The Ghost Signs of Fort Collins

2007

Context

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Armstrong Hotel

2004

Grant Project

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Old Fort Site

2002

Survey

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Old Fort Site

2002

Context

Schools

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In the Hallowed Halls of Learning: The History & Architecture of Poudre School District

2004

Survey

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In the Hallowed Halls of Learning: The History & Architecture of Poudre School District

2004

Context

Sugar Beet Industry

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The Sugar Factory Neighborhoods: Buckingham, Alta Vista, Andersonville

2003

Survey

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Silver Wedge: The Sugar Beet Industry in Fort Collins

1993

Context