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30th An nniversary Alumni Retreat and Celebration Collorado Chatauqua, Boulder

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Staff Roxanne Eflin, Executive Director (beginning October 1, 2014)

CPI 2014 staff (left to right), Rachel Parris, Jennifer Orrigo Charles, Roxanne Eflin, Kelly Merrion and Lori Mellon

2014 Board of Directors Officers Rebecca Goodwin, Chair La Junta

Roxanne, a co-founder and past President of CPI, returned this year to her home state of Colorado from Maine where she served as Executive Director of Maine Preservation and the Maine Downtown Center. Her work over 30 years at the local, state and national levels includes leadership positions with a number of boards, the creation of several innovative place-based programs and successful fundraising to protect and secure the future of numerous irreplaceable historic resources. She has held Board positions on the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Preservation Action, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs, Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, three historical societies and the Aspen Historic Trust, which she co-founded. She holds a BS in Public Administration and a Masters in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation and is a graduate of Leadership Maine, the National Trust’s Preservation Leadership Academy I and II, and is a Certified International Tour Manager.

Jennifer Orrigo Charles, Most Endangered Program Manager

Dominick Sekich, Chair Elect Denver

Dave Lively, Vice Chair, West Slope Grand Lake

Elizabeth Hallas, Secretary Golden

Alan Matlosz, Treasurer Denver

Board Members Linda Balough, Fairplay Jim Kroll, Denver Julie Johnson, Denver Mike Metcalf, Eagle Robert Musgraves, Denver Drew Notestine, Denver/Greeley Robin Theobald, Breckenridge

Jennifer joined CPI in April 2014 to manage CPI’s Most Endangered Places program. She received a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a Historic Preservation Concentration from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Anthropology with an Archaeology concentration from James Madison University. Jennifer served as the Director of Preservation Services for the Historic Annapolis Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland. In that capacity, she worked closely with local governments, nonprofit preservation agencies, and Section 106 Review for the U.S. Naval Academy. In this role she managed preservation easements and provided review and written recommendations on all Historic Preservation Commission applications. She devised original public programming, walking tours and school programs for the Historic Annapolis Foundation and public programming for the Aurora History Museum in Colorado. She works closely with property owners and site advocates to meet the goals of one of CPI’s signature programs.

Former Staff - 2014 Jane Daniels, Executive Director (through June 1, 2014) Jane served the organization since 2008 in a variety of essential roles, including conference management, project management and later as Executive Director.

Rachel Parris, Project Manager Rachel began as program intern and concluded her responsibilities as Preservation Services Director.

Kelly Merrion, Conference and Membership Manager Kelly managed the development and execution of the Saving Places® conference and the Dana Crawford awards celebration.

Lori Mellon, Finance Manager Lori served as part-time bookkeeper for the organization.

Board and Staff Colorado Preservation, Inc. Annual Report 2014

D For Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI), 2014 marked a significant milestone; our 30th Anniversary. Since CPI’s founding by a small group of preservation visionaries in 1984, it has been the only statewide historic preservation non-profit in Colorado. Over the past thirty years, a succession of talented and committed staff and board members have envisioned and developed our signature programs -- Colorado’s Endangered Places Program, the Saving Places® Conference, and the Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards. These programs, and our projects and weekend workshops, have reached all regions of our state, providing residents with educational opportunities, management and technical support, advocacy and networking opportunities that have changed the face of historic preservation in Colorado. Volunteers at CPI and in their local communities have provided invaluable support, energy and knowledge of these communities. Along with 30 years of successes and progress, CPI also has weathered challenges which would have meant the demise of many organizations. Instead, these challenges were met with a renewed and intensified commitment to insuring that CPI continues to serve and support the remarkable historic resources of every corner of Colorado. While continuing our mission, we also are continuing our commitment to retire our debt and to evolve to insure that Colorado Preservation Inc. remains relevant and a leader in the preservation field for the next 30 years. Some of the highlights for 2014 include: • Passage of Colorado’s new historic preservation tax credit • Re-dedication of the restored State Capitol Dome • 30th Anniversary Reunion and Visioning in September 2014 Great strides have been made in Colorado to document, preserve and protect our cultural resources and heritage, but our mission is far from over. As part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration, we asked our alumni and supporters to help identify future preservation challenges and solutions. Several items were identified by nearly everyone, regardless of regional location or role in preservation: • We must develop a stronger, more expansive network of preservation advocates and advisors throughout the State • We must increase our outreach and efforts to build capacity in our rural areas • We must re-evaluate how we communicate the preservation message with our elected leaders at all levels and we must be part of the solutions to the difficult issues facing those leaders To achieve these goals, we are expanding our outreach efforts and working to develop strong, cooperative efforts with new partners. Our talented staff members are identifying and implementing new ideas and approaches to increase awareness of historic preservation and reach future generations of preservationists. For 30 years the generosity of supporters like YOU have made it possible for Colorado Preservation, Inc. to continue our mission and provide positive support and assistance to all areas of our remarkable State. We hope you will continue your commitment to helping us “Build a Future with Historic Places.” Sincerely,

Rebecca Goodwin, 2014 Board Chair

Dominick Sekich, 2015 Board Chair

Elizabeth Hallas, 2016 Board Chair-Elect

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30th Anniversary Our 30th Anniversary Alumni Reunion was held on Saturday, September 27th in the historic Grand Assembly Hall at the Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder. Forty-five friends, supporters and staff joined the Board to share insights, ideas and dreams in anticipation of the future. The group drilled down in four key mission areas, summarized as follows:

Endangered Places Program

Savings Places Conference

Priorities: • Streamline the nomination and review processes and make both more transparent; enhance use of technology • Showcase EPP “Saves” with positive PR • Publish and promote the entire list and consider limiting the total number of EPP sites • Secure creative program funding such as sponsorships

Priorities: • Connect attendees to a longer-term membership/supporter relationship with CPI; CPI must be branded and clearly identified as the Conference owner/host/creator • Expand/enhance the Marketplace with creative partnerships for a higher quality experience • Provide more tours and more offerings • Consider moving the Conference dates out of February

Innovative ideas: • Develop a mentorship program, including board members’ engagement and “Saved” places sponsors who mentor other endangered site sponsors • Funding sources could include online crowd funding such as Kickstarter, preservation license plate proceeds, individual site sponsors, and conference session sponsors • Build an active and extended network/directory of skilled resources statewide

Innovative ideas: • Provide and offer a live webinar for a fee or record for later viewing, also for a fee • Query all sponsors to determine the most attractive benefits of a sponsorship package • Provide multiple tours that appeal to a broader preservation constituency

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Preservation Services

Public Policy/Advocacy

Priorities: • CPI to more fully develop its fee-for-service programs (manage projects, write grants) • Utilize projects as teachable moments (sustainability, youth training, technology) • Educate about and manage tax credit projects • Reinforce need for site maintenance

Priorities: • Increase membership and supporters through Advocacy outreach efforts and build a robust network of effective, passionate advocates; position CPI as “the voice” of preservation advocacy in Colorado • Educate, inform and engage County Commissioners • Expand CPI’s geographic base of support to all areas of the state • Rebrand historic preservation to the values of people-to-place, thereby increasing preservation relevancy Statewide

Innovative ideas: • Work with technology companies to provide more high tech methods to conduct surveys and geo-caching projects • Investigate latest software to ease project management tasks • Link (piggy back) with new/established partners (Main Street, Creative Communities, Scenic & Historic Byways, and other regional and local groups) • Connect Board members with projects statewide • Re-establish On the Road program; CPI to be leaders statewide

Innovative ideas: • Develop a program to train preservation leaders of all ages and at all levels (local, state and federal) in best practices for effective grassroots preservation advocacy • Connect with allied organizations and share database information for advocacy purposes • Explore funding mechanisms used by other Statewide preservation organizations to support their Public Policy/Advocacy missions • Develop a robust, effective, and coordinated communication outreach campaign to reach supporters, including social media

For nearly 50 years, historic preservation has been an essential tool for strengthening communities across Colorado and nationwide – culturally, economically and socially. One of the most significant aspects of preservation is the number of people this work involves. The collective impact of CPI’s mission for over 30 years is directly attributable to the vision and dedication invested by many Coloradans who share a passion for this State’s heritage. More than 150 board members have provided direction for dozens of professional staff, dedicated interns and enthusiastic volunteers during this time in our history – when preservation policies and civic engagement joined forces to provide the catalyst to revitalize entire communities. As a founding board member, I am excited to join the leadership of CPI again to help move us sustainably into the future as a solid, effective partner in historic preservation. - Roxanne Eflin, Executive


Colorado Preservation, Inc. Annual Report 2014

The 2014 Saving Places theme, “Preservation in Plain Sight: Developing a Community Vision” empowered participants to strengthen partnerships within their local communities, expanding positive perceptions of preservation and encouraging discussions centered on common community visions for the future of preservation. Key presenters included: Community branding and revitalizationist Tripp Muldrow, Partner with the Arnett Muldrow form (Greenville, SC); Jean Caroon, FAIA, LEED, Principal with Goody Clancy (Boston), and Photographer John Fielder, who has created over 40 books depicting his Colorado photography and whose tireless work to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space, and wildlands during his 33-year career as a nature photographer and publisher has landed him multiple awards. Conference sponsors included History Colorado, CBS4, BlackHawk, National Park Service, City of Cripple Creek, Anderson Hallas, PC, US Forest Service, JVA, Inc., Robert Musgraves and Joan Prusse, Wattle & Daub, Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc., the Tointon Family Foundation, City of Aspen and the 620 Corp.

Hon. Ken Salazar (Former Secretary of the Interior, Senator from Colorado & Attorney General) receives the 2014 Ann Alexander Pritzlaff Preservation Leadership award. Presented by Steve Turner (left), Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer & Ann Pritzlaff

Youth Summit students at the Saving Places 2014 Conference

2014 Marketplace Forum

State Preservation Tax Credit Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act In 1990, Colorado became one of the first states in the nation to offer state tax credits for historic preservation projects. Now in its 25th year, the Colorado State Historic Preservation Tax Credit has generated thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenue and economic activity, as well as leading to the successful preservation of a multitude of historically significant properties. While it has generated reinvestment in many communities across the State, significant revisions were needed to make this preservation incentive a stronger economic driver. On March 7, 2014 Representative Leroy Garcia, Representative Tim Dore, Senator Pat Steadman, Senator Larry Crowder and 34 bipartisan co-sponsors introduced the Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act, providing important updates to generate new jobs, stimulate local economies, revitalize rural and neighborhood main streets, and provide a more robust incentive for the preservation of our unique historic assets. The bill passed the General Assembly and became law effective July 1, 2015!

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CPI Board Members Julie Johnson, Robin Theobald & Rebecca Goodwin, Board Chair

24th Annual

Dana Crawford Celebration and State

Honor Awards

The Dana Crawford Celebration is Colorado’s premier statewide preservation awards event, honoring individuals and organizations that make significant contributions toward preserving Colorado’s historic built and natural environments. The event’s namesake is Dana Crawford, Colorado’s preservation pioneer who proved that saving historic buildings makes good economic sense. The 2014 event took place May 14 at the Denver Botanic Gardens. 2014 Dana Crawford Award Recipient – Ann Alexander Pritzlaff Ann’s nearly 40 years of impressive achievement in historic preservation include a long list of leadership successes. She served as historic preservation expert for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. She created preservation programs with national impact, including the Preserve America Initiative, the Preserve America Youth Summits, HistoriCorps®, Volunteers in Preservation, and Hands On Preservation Experience – “HOPE®”. Ann was appointed to the Colorado State Historic Preservation Review Board by five different Governors. She also serves on the board of History Colorado and has chaired the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Committee and the State Historic Preservation Plan Committee. Ann was a co-founder of Colorado Preservation, Inc. In 1997, Ann launched, produced and coordinated CPI’s first Saving Places Conference, now widely recognized as the leading statewide historic preservation conference in the nation. Among her additional successes, Ann helped initiate Colorado’s statewide heritage tourism program. CPI was proud to bestow the 2014 Dana Crawford Award to this passionate, dedicated and Ann Alexander Pritzlaff & Dana Crawford enthusiastic preservationist. Koshare Dancers

Don Finley, Gold Unlimited - Arvada (Preservation Leadership) Don’s leadership in Jefferson County and Wheat Ridge resulted in an agreement to designate a historically significant gold panning park.

The Koshares, La Junta (Preservation, Stewardship, and Education) In the early 1930s James Francis “Buck” Burshears recognized that boys in La Junta and Otero County needed organized activities. He believed that learning about local history and heritage, and developing a deep love and respect for the Native American history and culture of the region was a perfect focus. Little did Buck know that his “boys” would not only create a remarkable dance program that is known around the world, but they also built a one-of-a-kind kiva, listed on the State Register, and a renowned museum. Today, the Koshare Museum houses a collection of Native American art and artifacts considered to be among the finest in the world. Koshare Dancers


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State Honor Awards Eagle Valley Library & Historical Society, Eagle (Preservation Leadership) Under the leadership of Kathy Heicher, the Eagle County Historical Society has used numerous programs and events to bring the Eagle Valley’s history alive for residents and visitors. The Eagle Valley Library District has made a tremendous contribution toward preserving local history by funding an archivist position. The Historical Society has worked hard to make local history come “alive” for people by mixing history lessons with fun. Montezuma Valley Bank Building

Montezuma Valley Bank Building/Community Radio Project, Cortez (Rehabilitation) Completed in 1909 and currently one of two structures in Cortez listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this landmark downtown building housed a wide variety of businesses, including Montezuma Valley Bank, Moffit Drugs and Wheeler’s Meat Market. From 1999 until radio station KSJD/Cornerstone became involved, the future of the building was in constant doubt. Once the building was purchased by Community Radio Project, careful planning began to provide for the needs of a modern radio station while preserving the character of the historic bank structure.

Tom Crane, Denver (Stewardship) Tom has never met a challenge he did not undertake or a building he did not love. Beginning in an era of “No Preservation Understanding” in the Archdiocese of Denver, he worked diligently with preservation advocates to educate the Catholic community and administration about the benefits of preservation across the state. He was effective in bringing together people from all backgrounds to work for the common mission of preserving historic churches in Colorado. Over 20 projects later, many in Denver are still look to Tom for support and leadership in preservation.

Jefferson County Historical Commission, Jefferson County (Preservation Leadership) Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) was established by the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners in 1974. JCHC was formed in part to identify and document the County’s historic resources and to encourage Jefferson County residents and visitors to learn more about the colorful history of their community. Comprised of 11 volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, JCHC’s mission is to inspire, encourage and coordinate historical activities within Jefferson County. With many significant accomplishments to its credit, the group has taken on the role of the County’s historic preservation gatekeeper by assisting local museums, residents, and other agencies with the documentation, designation, preservation and/or restoration of historic sites and structures.

The Source, Denver The Source melds the preservationist’s eye with the vision of a dedicated developer willing to bet on the transformation of a run-down, circa 1884 iron foundry into a vibrant European-style marketplace. Located in the Brighton Boulevard corridor, better known for its gritty landscape of old factories and warehouses, The Source is bringing renewed life to Denver’s River North, or “RiNo,” area.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle/Dr. Donna Warner Wilson, Sedalia (Preservation Leadership) Dr. Donna Warner Wilson brought her tenacity, dedication and superior business acumen to the position of Chief Executive Office of Cherokee Range and Castle to create a vibrant, year-round cultural and natural destination for people of all ages. With the hard work of CRCR staff and the Douglas County Open Space program, the Cherokee Castle and its’ grounds are now an integral part of the community. The Foundation has become a preservation leader by demonstrating that historic properties can celebrate their natural Montezuma Valley Bank Building surroundings while serving new purposes, meeting community needs and interests.

The Source

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Most Endangered Places The h threat th t off neglect, l t d demolition, liti and dd development l t play l a critical iti l Sites added to the Endangered Places Program in 2014 included: piece in the selection of five diverse and significant sites selected • 4 Bar 4 Ranch – Grand County for CPI’s Endangered Places Program in 2014. The purpose of this • Hahn’s Peak Lookout – Routt County program is to raise awareness of, and build support for, significant • Mid-Century Resources of Littleton Blvd – Arapahoe County historic sites in Colorado that are in danger of being lost. Each year • Montoya Ranch – Huerfano County we solicit the nomination of threatened sites from the public. These nominations are explored, reviewed, and discussed by preservation • Neon Signs of Colfax – Denver County specialists throughout the State, with the final selections made by CPI’s Board and Staff. CPI, through the Endangered Places Program, then devotes staff time, technical expertise, and publicity in an effort to turn each site from “Most Endangered” to “Saved.” This program is paid for in part by a grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund.

Hahn’s Peak Lookout Constructed at the top of Hahn’s Peak at 10,839 feet in 1912, the Hahn’s Peak Lookout is located on the historic Hahn’s Peak mine. The site was initially constructed by the Forest Service as part of the early Forest Service fire management strategy. One of the first officially funded lookouts constructed in Colorado, it was rebuilt during the Great Depression and updated again shortly after World War II. The property was decommissioned in the 1950s. The lookout has been threatened by neglect and natural forces. Hahn’s Peak Lookout

4 Bar 4 Ranch The 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch was homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary. In 1895, a roadhouse and stage stop for the Georgetown Stage Line were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the ranch property. The hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the trans-continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch was purchased and one building converted into a Ford Motor Company while the majority of the property remained a working ranch until the late 1980s. Since that time, the buildings have been vacant without maintenance. The Stagecoach Meadows Homeowners Association now owns the buildings.


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4 Bar 4 Ranch

Mid-Century Resources The Mid-Century Resources of Littleton Boulevard consist of a number of commercial buildings and complexes near downtown Littleton. While many building owners have embraced their mid-century buildings, a number of these resources have become vacant and received little maintenance. These buildings are integral to interpreting the growth of the automobile of the 1950s in Littleton. The threats facing these buildings speak to the larger threat to mid-century resources throughout the country. Often seen as dated and obsolete, they often fall victim to new development. Awareness of the significance of these resources will help educate the public and hopefully mitigate future development pressure in this area of Littleton.

Mid-Century Resources

Sundial Plaza

Montoya Ranch The Montoya Ranch is an excellent example of Spanish Colonial and Territorial Adobe architecture. Possibly the only adobe building in the United States with a basement, the building housed different functions starting with its construction in the 1860s as a farmhouse. Between 1910 and 1930, an addition was added to accommodate a general store. The ranch was used for sheep ranching, and several sheep pens are still on the property. All of the buildings suffer from neglect, many on the verge of collapse. This privately owned historic ranching site will be considered a “Save” when the building envelope has been secured to prevent active deterioration of the structure.

Montoya Ranch

Grain Elevator

Neon Signs of Colfax The mid-century neon signs on Colfax Avenue are a reminder of the corridor’s past life as the “Gateway to the Rockies.” Elaborately designed and brightly lit signs lined the street as motels, restaurants, and roadside attractions competed for the business of automobile travelers. These signs represent an era for Colfax that has long since passed away. These signs are increasingly endangered as a result of redevelopment or neglect. These threats can be mitigated by building awareness and appreciation for the signs, as well as working for local protections to support the preservation of these unique resources.

Neon Signs of Colfax

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Colorado Preservation, Inc. offers a variety of critical historic preservation services to non-profit organizations, municipalities, counties, and private property owners throughout the State. The projects of key preservation focus by CPI during 2014 included: • A Home on the Range (survey and interpretation) – Las Animas & Otero Counties • Montezuma Valley National Bank Building (Community Radio Project) – Cortez, Montezuma County • Granada Relocation Center (Amache) – Granada, Prowers County • 4 Bar 4 Ranch Historic Structures Assessment – Grand County • Matthews-Gotthelf House – Denver • Johnson’s Corner – Longmont, Weld County Historic Como Depot

Como Depot Before

Como Depot To anyone driving by the town of Como in 2011, the 1880 Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad Depot looked like any other wind-blasted wood structure along the South Park corridor. Today, it is a shining example of a preservation victory and represents a tremendous “Save” within the CPI Endangered Places Program. With the guidance and expertise of CPI, in partnership with Park County, private owner David Tomkins was able to secure funding to fully restore the depot, including the passenger platform and a section of original track. The property is being stewarded and used regularly by the non-profit group Denver, South Park, and Pacific Historical Society, which holds a long term lease on the building.

Amache - Granada Relocation Center The Granada Relocation Center, more commonly known as Amache, is located adjacent to the town of Granada (Prowers County) in southeast Colorado. Amache, a National Historic Landmark, operated from 19421945, and is the only Japanese American confinement site in Colorado. In 2014, CPI worked closely with the Friends of Amache, a number of individuals actually interned at the site, and the Japanese-American Confinement Sites Grants Program through the National Parks Service to reconstruct a barracks building on the site. This building compliments a guard tower and water tower that were restored and reconstructed through CPI-sponsored projects in 2011-12. The barracks building sits on its original base and is a replica modeled from original blueprints, drawings, and photos. The addition of barracks to the site adds a pronounced sense of place to the otherwise barren landscape and represents an additional tool for interpretation of residential life at the camp.

Como Depot After

Services provided by CPI include project planning and development, grant writing and management and assistance with nominations to the National and/or State Register of Historic Places. CPI has been successful in attaining grants from a variety of funding sources such as the History Colorado State Historical Fund, the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Colorado Department of Transportation. CPI’s professional staff helps preservation projects adhere to the Secretary of the Interior Standards and finish on time and within budget. By collaborating with key partners around the State, CPI has forged critical relationships, developed project strategies, and ultimately accomplished vital preservation-related work.

Amache - Granada Relocation Center


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Chimney Rock National Monument

Manitou Spa Building

Downtown Greeley Historic District

Funding Sources


Membership Dues



2013 $


2012 $


Restricted Donations & Matching Funds




Unrestricted Donations







Third-Party Grant Management Fees




Other Earned Income





494,617 *


Other Income In-Kind Donations

TOTAL (In kind contributions for 2014, not reported on 990:









* Effective as of January 1, 2013, CPI spun off its volunteer preservation program, HistoriCorps, into a new non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization (also called HistoriCorps). As a consequence, CPI stopped including the HistoriCorps financial results in its own financial statements as of that date. To provide better comparability between years, the HistoriCorps revenues and expenses for 2012 have been removed. “Other Income� for 2013 includes $494,350 associated with a 10-year, zero interest promissory note given by HistoriCorps to CPI for the value of the assets received by HistoriCorps from CPI in connection with the transaction.

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Union Pacific Depot, Grand Junction

Goodnight Barn, Pueblo

Durango Power Plant

Operating Expenses Direct Program Expenses

2014 $


2013 $























Other General & Administrative








Miscellaneous Expenses




$807,656 $











Marketing & Publicity

TOTAL Assets Liabilities Equity

(69,393) † †

†See footnote on page 10 † † As of December 31, 2013, CPI had negative equity of $123,330. This negative equity balance was accumulated over a number of years prior to 2012, primarily the result of CPI’s failure to adequately respond to the economic downturn of 2007-2011 in a timely manner to reduce fixed costs and programming and also due in part to its purchase of a historic building (Mathews-Gotthelf Mansion) shortly before the real estate market downturn. During 2012, staff was reduced to four full-time employees, CPI moved to less expensive office space, reduced its other fixed costs wherever possible, and several programs were discontinued. A strict debt reduction plan was implemented and is being adhered to. As a result of these changes, CPI reported net positive additions to its equity account of $85,272 in 2012, $531,383 (including $505,780 for the value of the note receivable from HistoriCorps, as previously described) in 2013, and $53,937 in 2014.


2012 †

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Colorado Preservation, Inc. Annual Report 2014

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CPI holds preservation easements on the Hugo Roundhouse in Hugo, the Windsor Hotel in downtown Del Norte, the Rehder Block in downtown Steamboat Springs, the Shenandoah Dives Mill near Silverton and Temple Aaron in Trinidad (shown on page 15). Shenendoah Dives Mill

Windsor Hotel, Del Norte

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead Hugo Roundhouse

Rehder Block, Steamboat Springs

CPI’s work over the last few years to rescue and stabilize the c.1880 MathewsGotthelf House in Denver’s Curtis Park Historic District concluded in mid-2014 with the successful transfer successful transfer of the property to a committed preservationist who intends to re-purpose the structure for offices or leave it as a residence.

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CPI was proud to help “Share in the Care” of our State’s landmark Capitol dome!

CPI holds a preservation easement on the historic Temple Aaron in Trinidad, the oldest synagogue west of the Mississippi

Our Mission, Our Vision and Our Work Colorado Preservation, Inc. promotes historic preservation throughout Colorado by providing advocacy, education, outreach and preservation services to communities and individuals. Our vision is to engage citizens statewide to honor and protect their heritage, to lead them to build a sustainable future with historic places and to inspire them to prioritize the past as legacy. We were founded in 1984 as a 501(c)3 donor-supported nonprofit organization and are today guided by a dedicated Board of Directors and managed by a staff of four. We are best known for five key programs: • • • •

Our annual Saving Places® Conference, the largest statewide preservation conference in the country Our Endangered Places Program The annual Dana Crawford Award and State Honor Awards celebration Our Preservation Services program providing grant writing, grant administration, project and easements management • Advocacy efforts with the State legislature and others We do our work by collaborating with leaders in local and county government and other nonprofit organizations and by engaging historic property owners and interested citizens. We have a diverse portfolio of successes, including hands-on development and extensive surveys which serve as models for preservation Statewide. We are proud to help Coloradans save the historic places that matter to them.


Colorado Preservation, Inc. Annual Report 2014

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Colorado Preservation, Inc. 2014 Annual Report  

Colorado Preservation, Inc. 2014 Annual Report