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CITY OF PUEBLO AND HISTORIC PUEBLO, INC. WIN 11TH ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
When the City of Pueblo and Historic Pueblo, Inc. Partnered in 2007 to identify and preserve historic resources in Pueblo, the strength of their collaboration was evidenced by the impressive success of their innovative neighborhood heritage enhancement project: One City, Many Stories. The goal of the project was engage citizen in the history of their neighborhoods’ built environment through historic contexts and substantial community outreach in a way that would lead to an increased preservation ethic and service as a catalyst for future preservation work. The project was completed in summer 2012 and includes: Pueblo’s North Side Neighborhood Study; A Place Set Apart: The History and Architecture of Pueblo’s East Side Neighborhood Study; The Southside Neighborhood Historic Context Study; Pueblo Modern, a Historic and Architectural Context of Pueblo from 1940-1982; and the Bessemer Neighborhood Context Study. Each study was funded through State Historical Fund or CLG grants, matched by funds from Historic Pueblo, Inc. And private donations.
The studies strike a fine balance between being approachable and readable by the general public and still offering high-quality, well-researched content that will serve as context for future survey and designation projects. The studies have been instrumental for engaging citizen of all ages and ethnicities in the places where they live. What was once a blighted street corner now has an associated history that citizens and elected officials can point to as grounds for investment.
Pueblo has shown that preservation is a powerful tool for revitalization and creates both interest and pride in historic neighborhoods. By developing well-written, citywide historic context studies, the City of Pueblo and Historic Pueblo, Inc. have established a creative new approach for evaluating historic neighborhoods that can serve as a model for the industry. This model for preservation and revitalization is relatively affordable, can be easily replicated by other communities, and has been well received at both preservation and land-use planning conferences.
Pictured above (left to right) are HISTORY Colorado President Ed Nichols, City Planner Wade Broadhead, City Council President Steve Nawrocki, Historic Pueblo, Inc. Board Member David R.G. Webb, Historitecture Co-founder Adam Thomas, Historitecture’s Mary Therese Anstey, and Lt. Governor Joe Garcia. Content and photograph courtesy of HISTORY Colorado. Download a copy of the Awards Ceremony brochure.
HISTORIC RESOURCE PLAQUES
Historic Pueblo, Inc. Homeowners with property over 50 years old are eligible to purchase a beautiful bronze plaque customized with the date the home was built. The plaque can be displayed on the exterior of the home to help enhance the appreciation of older homes and the historical aspects of Pueblo. The cost is $99 and includes a complimentary one year membership in Historic Pueblo, Inc. There is a simple one page application to be filled out documenting the age of the home and historic significance, if any. Being a part of the program does not limit the homeowner's ability to alter the property. For ordering information download and mail us the Resource Plaque Application.
There are currently over 25 homes in Pueblo that are proudly displaying the Resource Plaque. Find out which homes are Resourced. You can also check out the homes and businesses that have City, State, or National Landmark status.
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Pueblo's South Pueblo Historic Context Study.
CONTEXT STUDIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Historic Pueblo, Inc. has limited quantities of the “Pueblo Modern Study. In Pursuit of the American Dream: Pueblo in the Modern Age, 1940-1982” and the “Pueblo's South Pueblo Historic Context Study.” These studies are available online in a digital format, but there are limited quantities available for purchase in print format. Of the seven neighborhood studies, only two are still available in print. It is unlikely that these documents will be reprinted in the future. Get a copy while they are still available.
Pueblo Modern Study. In Pursuit of the American Dream: Pueblo in the Modern Age, 1940-1982. $40. Only 5 copies left!
Please note that all Studies must be picked up. To reduce costs and save you money the Studies will not be shipped. A member of Historic Pueblo, Inc. will contact you to arrange for pick up of the Studies.
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