Colorado Preservation, Inc. is working hard to preserve the places that help tell not just the story of Colorado, but the nation as a whole. This is one reason preservation matters. Without the past, it’s harder to make sense of the now – and what the future might hold.
“The built environment is an expression of ourselves as people,” said Jennifer Orrigo Charles, programs manager. “By preserving these places, ultimately, we are preserving ourselves.”
That’s why we’re so happy to be attending the organization’s Saving Places conference next week with our dealer, Solargreen in Denver. We’re saving historic windows across the United States and we’re thrilled to be at an event where leaders in preservation will be discussing best practices and some of the coolest projects. Colorado Preservation Inc. has done a lot of exciting preservation work of late.
Take the Como Depot built in 1879. Back then, the railroad stretched from Denver to Como where trains could stop for maintenance and switching before entering the famously narrow-gauge Boreas Pass Line into Breckenridge. The depot still has its original freight doors, a telegraph office, freight and ticket rooms, original interior paint, telegraph wires, interior window and door pediments, doors and fixtures. When the preservation began, volunteers with Colorado Preservation cleaned, braced, reroofed and boarded the windows and doors so the depot could survive the winters until the funds were secured for its restoration from state and federal sources. Now that it’s complete, the Como Depot will serve as a museum/visitors center.
Go Colorado Preservation, Inc!