Honor the Past. Imagine the Future.

Historic Larimer County is the only historic preservation organization dedicated to protecting our historic resources — whether rural or urban, pre-historic to mid-century — throughout the entire county. It does so by supporting local organizations that are actively preserving historic places, by educating members and the general public on the benefits of preservation, by encouraging historical research, and by advocating for the protection of historic sites that are at risk.

Historic Larimer County is made up of a board with representatives from throughout the county. Members of the organization include historic preservationists, historians, real estate agents, local advocates, and many who simply appreciate the preservation of historic places. Member events are held on a monthly basis and include talks during the winter months and tours of historic sites when the weather is better.

Brief History of Health Care in Fort Collins

In 1877 the Colorado State Board of Health was established by Colorado’s first General Assembly.  The board was charged with the control of epidemics and contagious disease, the collection and study...

Ghost Signs Remain in Many A Colorado Town

One of the many things attracting the attention of residents and visitors alike are the ghost signs adorning the historic downtowns in Colorado, Loveland included.  These signs, from the 1890s to...

Gooch-e in Loveland

The Hidden Advantage to having historical surveys is the wealth of information readily available for all to see. Here is a quick summary of the history of 120 and 122 East 4th Street, as taken from...

Forest Fires and the Poudre Canyon

In Norman Fry’s autobiography Cache La Poudre: The river: as seen from 1889 (published in 1954), he recounted the “Forest Fire of 1893.” In June of that year, one of the “driest summers," a fire...

Harper Goff House

This property first appeared in the historic record in October 1879, when all of the vacant land in block 106, along with several of the surrounding blocks, were sold for $3,500 by Alice and Arthur...

A Story of Scandal in Wellington’s History

A story of scandal in Wellington’s early history connects two of downtown Wellington’s historic buildings. The beautiful Queen Anne style home, that now houses Drohman’s Salon & Day Spa, at 3922...

Norman Fry and the Poudre Canyon

Historic Larimer County has received permission to share a video on Norman Fry and his life in the Poudre Canyon. Here's Sue Schneider, one of our board members, to introduce this 40-minute film....

Sign installed in front of Montezuma Fuller House

In 1890, Fort Collins architect Montezuma Fuller started designing a new house for his growing family. Construction began in 1894 and the house at 226 W. Magnolia St. was completed the following...

Historic Timnath

On Saturday, July 13th, about 40 people (including several kids) met up at the Swetsville Zoo. There our tour of historic Timnath began. Bill Swets, who grew up on the farm there, took us on a tour...

The Bingham Hill Cemetery and Historic Bingham Farm

On July 6th, Historic Larimer County hosted a two part tour. We started out at the Bingham Hill Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Larimer County, where Judy Jackson shared the history of the cemetery...

Contact Us

Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522