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Posts Tagged ‘preservation’

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

"Imposing, impersonal buildings that bear no resemblance to their communities are off-putting. Traditional architecture draws people to its harmonious, human scale. Local, natural materials not only protect our environment, but connect us to it. And [...]

Boulder Weekly | The Ghosts of Valmont Butte

Boulder Weekly | The Ghosts of Valmont Butte

"Ever since the city of Boulder purchased its Valmont Butte property, city taxpayers have been picking up the tab to pay for the environmental sins committed by more than a century’s worth of long-departed users at the site. And that tab may be [...]

Help Hannah’s House

Help Hannah’s House

As you may be aware, Historic Boulder now has ownership of the Hannah Barker house (800 Arapahoe) and has been successful in obtaining funding from the State Historical Fund for the first phase of a four phase restoration project. There is much more [...]

Bouldercreek Angler | Discovering the Altona Grange-In the Nick of Time for Christmas

Bouldercreek Angler | Discovering the Altona Grange-In the Nick of Time for Christmas

"The Altona Grange building out there north of town, seemed to stand for that whole experience of farming, farming within a community. Community: that’s the key word. These pioneers of Boulder County joined forces to survive and prevail, out here [...]

Shareable | Architectural Myopia: Designing for Industry, Not People

Shareable | Architectural Myopia: Designing for Industry, Not People

In the last half-century, the clear result of “architectural myopia” is buildings whose makers have been so concerned with the drama of their appearance that they fail on the most fundamental human criteria. They isolate people; they do not [...]

Extending Boulder’s Urban Farming Heritage

Extending Boulder’s Urban Farming Heritage

Elizabeth Long, circa 1917-1924 (Carnegie Library) The Boulder City Council met recently to explore the possible purchase of a conservation easement on the Long's Gardens site at 3240 Broadway, Boulder.  The site consists of 25.1 acres which is [...]

The Future of Chautauqua

The Future of Chautauqua

When you take visitors to Boulder to see the sights, what places do you immediately think they should see? The downtown mall? The university? Almost surely, Chautauqua is at the top of that list, as an icon of our community. But the Colorado [...]

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

As part of an ambitious, ten-year master plan, Chautauqua is proposing a new, 7,400 square foot building in back of the auditorium and an effort to promote more September-May and mid-week conferences and retreats. But critics question whether this [...]

Nearing Completion on the West TSA

Nearing Completion on the West TSA

Almost two years ago, in January of 2009, the City’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department began a process designed to assess trails, trail sustainability, visitor access, and natural resource protection in the West Trail Study Area [...]

WATCH: Postwar Boulder

WATCH: Postwar Boulder

From 1947 to 1967 Boulder experienced unprecedented growth, and the city's population boomed from 18,000 to 60,000 people. The post-World War II years saw the completion of the Boulder Turnpike, the opening of Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant and [...]

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