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.

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...

The Graves Camp, a Larimer County Historical Treasure

On April 28th, Ron Sladek led a tour of the Graves Camp in the northeastern part of Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. He covered the history of the site from around 1830, when trappers frequently passed through, all the way up to the present day.

Historic Loveland: Inside & Out

On November 17th, Historic Larimer County hosted a tour of three historic buildings in Loveland's Downtown Historic District: the First National Bank building (now Desk Chair Workspace), the...

History of the Stewart Toll Road

Before Highway 14 (the Cache La Poudre and North Park Scenic ByWay) was completed through the Poudre Canyon in 1920, the only way to get to the upper Poudre Canyon from Fort Collins was via...

The Elkhorn Lodge in Estes Park

In the early 1870s, William James moved from New York to Colorado with his wife, Ella, and their three sons -- Homer, Charles and Howard. (Baby Ella came along later.) William settled into cattle...

The Cabin Where It All Began

The story of Historic Larimer County began with a cabin that stood in the way of a new housing development. Here is a brief story of that cabin. Reprinted with permission from Northern Colorado...

2018 Annual Meeting – May 20th in Fort Collins

Don’t miss the 2018 Annual meeting, taking place this year at the Loveland Library and including a walking tour of historic downtown Loveland. 

Contact Us

Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522