May is Historic Preservation Month
At the May 3 City Council meeting, Mayor Susan Osborne will declare May “Historic Preservation Month.” The declaration will kick-off the city’s involvement in the national, month-long celebration. This year’s theme is “Participate in Preservation.”
For a complete listing of Boulder County historic preservation events throughout the month of May, visit www.boulderplandevelop.net and click on “Historic Preservation.”
The annual Historic Preservation Month keystone event – The Heritage Preservation Awards Celebration – will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Chautauqua Community House. As part of the awards celebration, the Boulder County Heritage Preservation Roundtable will present the “2011 Square Nail Award” to the Haertling Family for the preservation of architect Charles Haertling’s legacy. Haertling is best known for the remarkable collection of late Modernist organic architecture he designed in and around Boulder County.
The City of Boulder and Boulder County will also acknowledge special preservation projects and historic properties that have been landmarked during the past year, including:
TEC, Inc. for its historic context and survey work of Post WW-II residential subdivisions in Boulder;
the rehabilitation and upper story addition of the historic building at 1143 13th St.; and
Mary Riley Mc Nellan, Silvia Pettem, and Mike Greenwod for the Dorothy Gay Howard (Jane Doe) grave marker in Columbia Cemetery.
For more information about Historic Preservation Month, contact James Hewat at 303-441-3207.