In our virtual tour you can see a variety of sites and structures that make up historic downtown Greeley. We provide historical and architectural information about each site. Want to learn more? Contact us at 970-350-9222 or Betsy.Kellums@greeleygov.com.
This is a virtual tour of the Historic Downtown, with information about buildings that are here now, and what used to be in the area. The sites include some non-commercial properties, including a church and a park.
The first downtown area in Greeley was located on 8th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The buildings were adobe, wood frame or brick structures. By 1879 the area had grown, bounded by the railroad tracks and 9th Avenue on the east and west, and by 7th Street and 9th Street on the north and south. Most of the original commercial buildings have been replaced, mainly with brick buildings. There were several reasons for the use of brick, including that several brick factories operated in Greeley, and an 1880 fire destroyed a wood frame hotel known as the Greeley House.
All but two of the properties on this virtual tour are listed on the localhistoric register. Greeley Historic Register properties are designated on the register for significance in two of the three areas of historical, architectural and/or geographical significance.