Connecting People to Place

HLC 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 connects people to place by promoting historic preservation through
community collaboration, advocacy, education, and interpretation. 

HLC 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.


Previous Names of the Cache la Poudre River

By Sue Abbott Schneider I have often wondered what the Poudre River was called before it was called the Cache la Poudre River.  We know that when Major Stephen Long led an expedition in 1820, he...

Columbine Lodge/Riverside Colorado

By Sue Abbott Schneider with a lot of help from Jan Gueswel It was recently announced that the resort previously known as Columbine Lodge will soon become Riverside Colorado.  I’m sure we’ve all...

Candidates’ Thoughts on Historic Preservation

Elections are coming up soon, and we were wondering where our local candidates stand regarding historic preservation. So we sent all of the mayoral and city council candidates in both Fort Collins...

Emma Malaby Grocery Has Passed First Step to Becoming a Landmark

On May 5th, 2023, Jim and Carol Burrill donated the Emma Malaby Grocery, along with the entire parcel of land it is on, which includes a stacked plank shed, barn, and well, to Historic Larimer...

Press Release: Emma Malaby Grocery Donated to Historic Larimer County!

Minerva Stoneburner stands on the porch of the Frank A. Collamer Grocery. (Photo courtesy of Jim Burrill.)Jim Burrill, the great grandson of Jacob A. Collamer, and his wife Carol Burrill have...

ChatGPT Advocates for Historic Preservation

I [Meg] was looking for an article on the importance of advocacy for Historic Preservation. I did a Google search and got a bunch of returns about advocating for a specific site or place, which...

The Modernist Poudre Valley National Bank

Fort Collins is well known for its historic downtown commercial district and beautiful nineteenth-century residences, but our city is also home to sleek, modernist-style buildings that tell an...

2019-2021 In Review

After several wonderful tours in 2019, member events were temperarily put on hold as we all learned how to use Zoom and other online meeting applications. Once we got the hang of connecting...

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...

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Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522

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