2019 Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation
2019 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation
Tarryall Rural Historic District
For the National Register nomination and listing of the Tarryall Rural Historic District, an unprecedented cultural landscape comprised of nearly 29,000 acres and 25 working ranches in Park County. A rural historic landscape, such as Tarryall, encompassing several thousand acres, over two dozen historic ranches, and many other resources that reflect the area’s historic use and development as a transportation corridor, agricultural valley, and later a recreational attraction.
Partners: Park County Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development (DHTCD)
Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission
Linda Balough, former director of DHTCD (retired)
Front Range Research Associates
Martorano Consultants LLC
Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc.
2019 State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award
Colorado State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Renewal
For the successful advocacy for the renewal of the Colorado State Historic Preservation Tax Credit. Collaborating effort by Colorado Preservation, Inc.; Historic Denver, Inc.; Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade; Colorado Municipal League; Colorado Counties, Inc.; and Colorado Department of Revenue. The tax credit has been renewed for an additional ten years and new incentives for rural areas.
2019 State Archaeologist’s Award
Rough Canyon Archaeology Education and Service Day
For development of an annual Rough Canyon Archaeology Education and Service Day to remove graffiti and develop a greater appreciation of rock art and tribal perspectives. This Education and Volunteer Day was for students from Mount Garfield Middle School to learn about cultural resources and tribal perspectives and remove graffiti on lands managed by the BLM—GJFO in consultation with the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
Partners: Bureau of Land Management—Grand Junction Field Office
Ginger DeCavitch & Stephanie Burnstein’s, Mount Garfield Middle School Teachers
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation
Colorado Canyons Association
Colorado Archaeology Society—Grand Junction Chapter
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
2019 Hart Awards
For the Rehabilitation of the Fruitdale School as market rate and affordable apartments. The National Register Listed Fruitdale School, designed by Temple Buell and constructed in 1927 with additions in 1930 and 1954, closed as a school in 2007. The public-private partnership of the City of Wheat Ridge and Hartman Ely Investments, LLC undertook a challenging project of converting the school into 16 apartment units, 5 of those as affordable units.
Partners: Hartman Ely Investments, LLC
City of Wheat Ridge
Wheat Ridge Housing Authority
Jefferson County Community Development
The Abo Group
Lowry Pueblo National Historic Landmark
For the successful documentation of the Lowry Pueblo National Historic Landmark and creation of HABS drawings. This project utilized Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanning and close-range photogrammetry to thoroughly document the above-ground standing prehistoric architecture at Lowry Pueblo.
Partners: University of Colorado Denver Center of Preservation Research
Bureau of Land Management-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument