Colorado College, founded in 1874 as an independent, coeducational liberal arts college, is significant as one of the first degree-granting institutions in Colorado. Its establishment is associated with General William Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs, and Henry McAllister, a director of the Colorado Springs Company, both of whom donated land along Cascade Avenue for use as a campus.
Architecturally, the historic buildings on the campus are some of the most important in the city. They include examples of the Romanesque and Classical Revival as well as the English-influenced styles popular during the "Little London" period in Colorado Springs’ development. In addition, t