Historic Denver, Inc.
Historic Denver is the metro area's leading advocate for the protection and preservation of historic architecture, including buildings threatened by demolition and neglect, and seeks to preserve Denver's architectural and cultural legacy.
Historic Denver's Organizational History:
Over the last 30 years, Historic Denver has invested over $20 million directly into the community and into the preservation of its distinctive architecture, unique neighborhoods, and diverse cultural landscapes. In the past year, Historic Denver successfully advocated for the passage of landmark ordinances for the Baker Neighborhood and a unique district of 43 buildings in Downtown Denver. Additionally, the organization partnered with FaithAction to become a program of Historic Denver working to protect Denver's sacred places. Historic Denver also received a 2000 National Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its work landmarking Denver Public Schools.
Historic Denver's efforts provided the critical support needed for the establishment of 38 historic districts and the landmarking of more than 290 properties in Denver. This legacy of preservation leadership is the legacy of the diverse people who share Historic Denver's commitment to preserving the city's unique historical and cultural assets. Education and outreach programs, such as those conducted at the Molly Brown House Museum and during Historic Denver Week, also help to broaden the base of support for historic preservation. A broad range of publications ranging from neighborhood walking guides to Denver history books, landmark information packets also encourage community support of historic preservation. All of these activities have been accomplished almost exclusively with private funding, minimal staffing, and generous volunteer support.