Preservation Awards

Honoring Those Who Honor Our Built History

HLC Historic Preservation Awards

Each year, the board of Historic Larimer County selects one or more recipients for its annual Historic Preservation Awards.  

2022 Historic Preservation Award Winners – Carl and Karen McWilliams

Through the pursuit of independent careers in the field of historic preservation, Carl and Karen have dedicated more than three decades each to the documentation and protection of historic resources in Larimer County and beyond. Today they are regarded as two of the most knowledgeable and respected preservation experts in Northern Colorado.

2021 Historic Preservation Award Winner – D. L. Roberts

D. L. Roberts founded the Larimer County Historic Trust in 1988 in order to save a cabin that was threatened by the development of a new neighborhood on the southwest end of Fort Collins. The organization became the Larimer County Historic Alliance and continued to advocate for historic buildings throughout Fort Collins and Livermore. Roberts was active not only in historic preservation, but also environmental conservation, tying together two related efforts that have often been siloed from each other. Roberts was president of the Larimer County Historic Alliance from 1988 to 2017 when the organization was renamed Historic Larimer County. Roberts continues to sit on the board and actively represents the Livermore and Virgnia Dale communities within the organization.

2019 Historic Preservation Award Winner – Mark French and the Berthoud Historical Society

The Berthoud Historical Society has been rescuing, restoring, maintaining and sharing several of Berthoud’s earliest and most important structures. In addition to running the local history museum, the organization also operates the historic McCarty-Fickel house. Through educational programs and entertaining fundraising events, President Mark French, and the Berthoud Historical Society have kept history alive in this Little Thompson Valley community. 

2019 Historic Preservation Award Winner – Dan & Rudi Taylor and John & Whitney Way

Dan & Rudi Taylor purchased the historic Jefferes Garage and the adjacent Zoller’s Shoe Shop building in 2011. Treasuring the many stories these buildings told, they sought to save, rehabilite and find a compatible new use for the site. They partnered with John and Whitney Way, who in May of 2012, opened up City Star Brewing. The Jefferes Garage had also, at one time, been the City Star Barn and Livery Stable. Through careful rehabilitation of the buildings, Northern Coloradans can now enjoy a good beer and a bit of history on a night out in Berthoud’s historic downtown. 

2018 Historic Preservation Award Winner – David Lingle

Dave Lingle holds two degrees in architecture from Iowa State University and is a licensed architect in Colorado and New Mexico. In 1986 he founded the firm of Aller-Lingle Architects, now alm2s, of Fort Collins. In addition to growing his practice into one of the state’s leading architecture firms, Lingle’s expertise in historic preservation brought the firm recognition for its thoughtful historic structure assessments and design of creative historic preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and adaptive reuse projects. In addition to working on numerous preservation projects throughout Colorado, Lingle has an extensive resume with preservation in Larimer County.

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