Saguache Honored by Colorado Preservation, Inc.
Colorado Preservation, Inc. recently honored the Town of Saguache for its recent historic preservation efforts in its June Newsletter. Here’s their story!
The Rocky Mountain News first reported on the Town of Saguache in October of 1874 stating, “the public spirited citizens have built a city at Saguache which promises to rival in growth, wealth, character of its people, buildings, and businesses many of its older and more pretentious sister cities.”
Today, this community retains its small town charm with a population of approximately 600 and a commercial district that includes a classic movie theater, diner, coffee shop, and local newspaper office. The Saguache Crescent is believed to be on of the last linotype newspapers still in publication in the United States.
When Colorado Preservation, Inc. listed the Fourth Street Commercial District as endangered in 2009, approximately 60% of the district was vacant or underutilized with many of the structures in need of rehabilitation and restoration. Recent accomplishments include listing as a National Register District, creation of a new town park, and street landscaping. Work is underway to open a new restaurant and there are future plans to rehabilitate the Dunn Block, and anchor building in the downtown district.
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