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Historic Preservation in Colorado

Revised Spring 2011

By Amy Zimmer, Colorado State Publications Library, zimmer_a@cde.state.co.us


The Colorado Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, which works to preserve historic buildings and archaeological sites, distributes information about the importance of preservation and how the public can get involved. Many of their publications have been posted online or can be downloaded in PDF format.


Selected Internet Resources:


The following is a selected list of print titles available to borrow from the State Publications Library:

  • Denver International Airport historic resource : multiple property listing.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/D41/1992
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado State Historical Society, 1992, 47 p.
  • Denver mountain parks: multiple property listing.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/D41/1990
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado State Historical Society, 1990, 1 volume (various pagings)
  • Historic farms and ranches of Weld County: multiple property listing.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/W45/1991
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado State Historical Society, 1991, 1 volume (various pagings)
  • Historic ranching resources of South Park, Colorado: multiple property listing / R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/R15/1999
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: State Historic Preservation Office, Colorado Historical Society, 1999, 1 volume (unpaged)
  • Historic resources of the Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1880.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/SA5/1993
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: State Historic Preservation Office, Colorado Historical Society, 1993, 114 p.
  • Metal mining and tourist era resources of Boulder County : multiple property Listing.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/B66/1989
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado State Historical Society, 1989, 1 volume (various pagings)
  • The Military establishment at Camp George West, 1903-1945: multiple property listing.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/G29/1992
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado State Historical Society, 1992, 77 p.
  • Prehistoric Paleo-Indian cultures of the Colorado plains: multiple property listing.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/IN3/1990
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado State Historical Society, 1990 1 volume (various pagings)
  • Rural school buildings in Colorado: multiple property listing / Suzanne Doggett and Holly Wilson.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/R35/1999
    Publisher: Denver, Collo.: State Historic Preservation Office, Colorado Historical Society, 1999, 9p.
  • U. S. Post Offices in Colorado, 1900-1941 : multiple property listing.
    Call Number: HED6/50.2/P84/1986
    Publisher: Denver, Colo.: State Historic Preservation Office, Colorado Historical Society, 1986, 1 volume (various pagings)

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To borrow any of these print publications, contact the State Publications Library, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Room 314, Denver CO 80203; 303/866-6725; fax 303/866-6940. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Publications may also be available at depository libraries that carry state government documents, or through interlibrary loan. For further information, access the State Publications web site.

For additional information, E-Mail: Amy Zimmer

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