Have you ever wondered why some buildings are saved and others aren’t? Or wondered what criteria is used when buildings are landmarked? On December 3rd, at 6:30 pm, Historic Larimer County will be hosting a “class” on the basics of historic preservation. We’re calling it Preservation on Tap and we’re hoping that it will be the first in a series of free presentations that answers the What, How and Why of historic preservation. (The beer is not free and we do hope you’ll grab a pint to support our hosts.)
This first talk will focus on the history of preservation in the U. S. and Northern Colorado and will provide a quick overview of the basics of preservation — What does it mean to “Preserve” a property? What criteria is used when determining whether a house can be designated as historic? What steps are taken to achieve landmark status? What can be done to a property once it has been added to the local, State, or National registers of Historic Places? What help is available to maintain a historic property?
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, so if there’s something you’ve always been wondering about, now’s the time to ask! (If you have a question about a specific property, you might want to let us know that in advance in case we need to do a little research on that particular situation).
This event is free, though we do hope that you’ll purchase a drink to help us show appreciation for the Old Colorado Brewing Company hosting this event. Bring a friend!