A History of Preservation in Longmont
- Program formally began in Longmont in 1971
- Three National Historic Districts
- Nine individual properties listed on the National Register
- Over 130 individual Local Landmarks designated
- Colorado's first Certified Local Government
For more information about the history of Longmont, please visit the links below.
What is Historic Preservation?
To preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance.
Historical Significance includes:
- Construction/Fabrication Methods and Materials
- Association with an event or person
- Association with a period of time
Why is Historic Preservation Important?
Benefits for the Community – It contributes to Longmont’s sense of place and helps to convey the past to the future. It tells Longmont’s story.
Benefits for the Environment – Reusing historic buildings is sustainable by recycling the built environment and reducing what we place in our landfills and conserves our resources.
Benefits for the Economy – Preservation of historic properties can help to stimulate the local economy, create jobs and enhance tourism. Click the link below for the Colorado Preservation Inc. study on the economic benefits of Historic Preservation.
Old, Historic, or Designated - What is the difference?
Old – Structure is at least 50 years old and either has no significance or no significance has been identified.
Historic – Structure is at least 50 years old and has identified significance but has not been designated as a local landmark and/or listed on the National or State Register.
Designated – Structure has been designated as a local landmark and/or listed on the National or State Register. Click to learn more about what designation means and how to designate your property.
The City has completed several Cultural Resource Surveys on various properties (mostly within the original square mile of Longmont) to help identify which properties have significance and are eligible for designation as a local landmark and/or listing on the National or State Register.
Click to see the list of Cultural Resource Surveys