For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department
Subject: Dust to Dazzle: Historic Building Resource Fair & 2013 Historic Preservation Month Reception
The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to celebrate Historic Preservation Month at the “Dust to Dazzle: Historic Building Resource Fair,” to be held on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue. Residents are invited to an open house, where building contractors and specialists will discuss how to maintain and enhance older buildings.
Presenters will include the following:
9:00 a.m. “Improvements at the Regent Apartments – A Window of Opportunity.” Linde Thompson, property owner, will discuss a case study of the storm windows at the Regent Apartments Building in Greeley.
9:30 a.m. “The Economic Power of Heritage and Place.” Patrick Eidman, Preservation Planner, History Colorado, will present an overview of the economic benefits of historic preservation, with specific details about grants and tax credits.
10:00 a.m. “Re-developing Historic Buildings in the Intermountain West.” Thomas Tisthammer, Wattle & Daub Contractors, will discuss historic building redevelopment projects from beginning to end, including a case study.
11:00 a.m. “Window Repair: It’s Not Rocket Science!” Kevin Murray, Empire Carpentry, will discuss historic wood window restoration and repair.
Attendees can come and go throughout the morning.
Residents are also invited to celebrate this year’s Historic Preservation Month award winners at the Historic Preservation Month Reception, which will be in conjunction with Dust to Dazzle and will be held at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the same location. The Historic Preservation Month Awards are awarded to recipients for exceptional contributions to Greeley’s historic preservation efforts in the following categories: individual, organization, and contractor/design professional.
The Historic Preservation Commission will recognize Jim Emmett for his significant contributions to historic preservation and neighborhood and community revitalization in Greeley, Choice Builders for their outstanding work on downtown Greeley’s historic buildings and contributions to downtown revitalization, and ABC Child Development Center for their rehabilitation and reuse of the East Ward School Building in the Sunrise Neighborhood.
May is National Historic Preservation Month, which celebrates the heritage and preservation of historical, architectural and archaeological resources significant in our local, state and national development. “Building Communities: Celebrating 20 Years of the State Historical Fund” is the statewide theme for Historic Preservation Month, and the national theme is “See! Save! Celebrate!”