1100 10th St, Suite 201
Greeley, CO 80631
Monday - Thursday:
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
970-350-9895 fax Betsy.Kellums@greeleygov.com
Here in Greeley we pride ourselves in preserving our historic properties and areas as well as celebrating Greeley’s history and our significant buildings, sites, and districts. To accomplish this we:
We'd love to talk with you about historic preservation and Greeley’s unique history! Please give us a call, send an email or come join us at an event or meeting!
In appreciation for his promotion of historic preservation and Greeley's history, Norman Noe received the Individual award.
Photo courtesy of City of Greeley Museums, Permanent Collection, 1976.143.0007. Click to view full size. PDF Award
In appreciation for his rehabilitation of the building at 930 8th Avenue, Joe Molina, Molina Art LLC received the Contractor/Design Professional Award.
Photo Courtesy of City of Greeley Museums, Permanent Collection, 1970.22.0022.354. Click to view full size.
We have a variety of events going on throughout the year including informational lunches and walking tours. See upcoming events and recent news below.
Dust to Dazzle Event Program
The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission and Historic Greeley, Inc. invite the public to celebrate Historic Preservation Month at the “Dust to Dazzle: Historic Building Resource Fair,” to be held on Saturday, May 16th 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. “Plaster Disaster Recovery: Restoring the Kress.” Ron Thompson, a property owner and historic building contractor, will talk about the rehabilitation of the Kress plaster ceiling.
9:40 a.m. “Preservation Tax Credits – In Other Words, How to Earn Money While Rehabilitating Your Building.” Patrick Eidman, History Colorado, will present an overview of the historic preservation tax credits available for rehabilitation projects on historic buildings.
10:20 a.m. “They Don’t Make Homes Like They Used To: Rehab Your House Right.” KKevin Murray, Empire Carpentry, will provide an hour of information and discussion on what you can do to restore or rehabilitate the exterior of your home, or building correctly. Subjects included: Style of house, Do’s & Don’ts, repair, painting and security.
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 individual, organization, and/or contractor/design professional categories. The Historic Preservation Commission will recognize Norman Noe for his years of service to Greeley and his promotion of historic preservation and Greeley’s history in the individual award category, and to Joe Molina for the interior rehabilitation and reuse of the building at 930 8th Avenue in the contractor/design professional category.
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. “History in the Making: Celebrating Youth in Preservation” is the statewide theme for Historic Preservation Month.
For more information, contact Betsy Kellums in the Historic Preservation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.350.9222.
The commission is comprised of seven individuals appointed by the City Council to serve the community by identifying, preserving and protecting Greeley's historic resources for present and future generations. For information on upcoming meetings, minutes, agendas, and members, see the Historic Preservation Commission page.
Ever wanted to know the story about that old house down the street? Learn more about Greeley homes and buildings on our inventoried properties page.
Eligible properties can be added to the Greeley Historic Register. This allows your property to receive recognition for its historical, architectural, and/or geographical significance in Greeley’s history and ensures that the historic qualities will be maintained in the future. Additionally, you may be eligible for additional benefits, such as grant funds, low interests loans, tax credits, and other incentives.
We'll walk you through the process on our historic register page.
The following organizations have more information on historic preservation:
Interested in learning more about a historical property? We are here to help! Here are some online resources:
Contact us for additional resources at 970-350-9222 or Betsy.Kellums@greeleygov.com, or see our news and events page for upcoming opportunities.
Looking for a specific document? We have our presentations, brochures, application forms and more available in our download library.
See below for items for sale by the Historic Preservation Commission.
“Downtown Greeley has a story to tell. The story begins with the establishment of Greeley and the platting of Lincoln Park, and it is not over yet. The 1870 park and a 1974 concrete commercial building have significant voices in this story, with many treasures between them. Did you know
Find out about these facts and more inside. Take a new look at downtown Greeley when you read about the people and businesses that helped Greeley get where it is today.”
GREELEY, COLORADO: History and Architecture of its Downtown Buildings is full of history, architectural information and photos of historic Downtown Greeley. Learn little-known facts about Greeley’s historic downtown.
Warm up with a cup of something hot in a mug featuring a historic property in Greeley! The Historic Preservation Commission is selling coffee mugs featuring several Greeley Historic Register properties to raise funds to purchase bronze plaques for Greeley Historic Register properties that lack them. Mugs are priced as follows and have colored interiors including red, black, or blue.
Properties featured on the mugs include: The State Armory, the Apple House, the Greeley Tribune Building/Greeley History Museum, and the Neill House.
Together, GTV8 and the Historic Preservation Commission produced Windows of Time, a show about historic preservation in Greeley. Experience local history told through stories about people and historic buildings, sites, structures and objects with which they are associated. DVDs of these shows are available for purchase for $10 each at the Historic Preservation office.
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