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).
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.
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.
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.
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.