Join us on Friday, June 14th in Leadville, Colorado for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the APT Annual Meeting. Tours and lunch will be provided at no cost to members.

Agenda for the Meeting

  • 11:30am – Meet at FREIGHT for Lunch
    • Meet at 320 E 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461
  • 12:00pm – Tour of FREIGHT
  • 1:00pm – City Hall Tour
  • 2:00pm – Walk to Tabor Opera House
  • 2:30pm – Tour of the Tabor Opera House
    • 308 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461
  • 3:30pm – Depart

Please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can plan our tours and lunch accordingly!

RSVP Below:

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Leadville City Hall

City Hall

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Tabor Opera House – 1880s

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Tabor Opera House – 2010



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Our friends at Colorado Preservation Inc. (CPI) will be hosting a series of upcoming workshops. The first is an Assessments Workshop which will be held on Friday, May 17. The workshop is worth 4.0 AIA HSW learning units. This workshop will explore strategies for the development of Historic Structure Assessments following the Section 3 Scope of Work outline used by the State Historical Fund. Where to start, what to look for, what methods to use, and how to pull it all together will be explored. This workshop will be held in a host historic structure.

For more information and to register for this or any other upcoming CPI workshops visit:

Assessments Workshop

  • When- Friday, May 17, 1-5pm
  • Where- Emerson School, 1420 Ogden Street, Denver, CO
  • Cost- $65/$50 for CPI Members
  • Availability- Capped at 35 Individuals

Masonry Workshop

  • When- Friday, July 26, 1-5pm
  • Where- Building Restoration Specialties,
  • Cost- $65/$50 for CPI Members
  • Availability- Capped at 25 Individuals

Timber Workshop

  • When – Tuesday, September 10, 9am-5pm (lunch included)
  • Where- Argo Mill, Idaho Springs, CO
  • Cost- $125/$100 for CPI Members
  • Availability- Capped at 25 Individuals



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Please join us next Thursday, April 11th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for our multi city happy hour.  Meet members in your area and say hello to members throughout our region.  We will have a video chat from 5:30 – 6:00 pm between all the groups so everyone can virtually meet each other and compete in preservation trivia.  The rest of the evening will be for socializing with members in your location.

Cities, hosts and venues:

Fort Collins, CO

  • Host – Christine Britton
  • Odell Brewing Company
  • 800 E Lincoln Avenue
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524

Missoula, MT

  • Hosts – Alexandra Sykes & Matt Morgan –
  • Imagine Nation Brewing Co.
  • 1151 W. Broadway Street
  • Missoula, MT 59802

Denver, CO

  • Host – Kelly Wemple
  • Rhein Haus
  • 1415 Market Street
  • Denver, CO 80202

Boulder, CO

  • Host – Phil Barlow
  • License No. 1 Bar at the Boulderado
  • 2115 13th St.
  • Boulder, CO 80302

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Host – Anne Oliver
  • BTG (basement of the HISTORIC Eagles Building),
  • 404 S. West Temple
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Want to meet up but don’t see a venue in your area?  There is still time to organize a happy hour in your city.  Your only responsibility as a host is picking a venue and calling into our virtual meeting at 5:30 pm.  Let us know what bar/restaurant people should meet you at and we’ll get that information out to our members; contact: .

Look forward to seeing you all next week!



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Register & check-out the Lightning Talk session we’ve put together. It will be on Monday, February 4 from 10:30am-11:45am. This year’s session will feature four dynamic presentations related to saving historic buildings.  Each presenter will talk for 15 minutes with slides changing every 30 seconds.  This fast-paced format will provide a quick and highly informative overview of each topic.  Speakers and topics include:

  1. Anne McCleave: “Three Different Properties, Three Different Uses for Three Different Communities” – The Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad Depot, the Bromley/Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm and Crossan’s M&A Market, located in Como, Brighton and Yampa, each had buildings that once lacked paint, were falling down and had skeptics who thought they could not be saved. See how they were rehabilitated to new uses by and for their communities.
  2. Jessica Reske: “Preservation of the Temporary” – Throughout history, buildings have been constructed with locally sourced materials for specific, temporary purposes. Explore how to address issues with converting temporary structures to permanent use through case studies of mining and agricultural structures.
  3. Tim & Kris Hoehn: “The Saga of the Sagging Ceilings” – How a homeowner’s decisions during the early life of Hamill House impacted its future and the steps that had to be taken to correct the mistakes of the past.
  4. Ron Anthony: “Challenges with Wood as a Changing Construction Material” – Explore how engineered wood products developed since the 1940s bring technical challenges for assessment and treatment options that are quite different from those needed for tradition wood.

Need more information about the CPI Saving Places Conference? You can find everything you need to know and register for the conference at

We look forward to seeing you there!


ANNUAL HAPPY HOUR | February 6, 2019

Meet us for our Annual Happy Hour after enjoying the CPI Saving Places Conference! Rocky Mountain Chapter APT members drink free. Bring a fellow preservationist as your guest. Anyone looking to join drinks free if you sign up online at

Date:                     4:30pm-7:30pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Location:             Wynkoop Brewery

1634 18th Street

Denver, CO 80202


CHINKING WORKSHOP | October 12, 2018


Historic Fraser, Inc. pleased to report that great progress is being made on the restoration of the Ford Barn on the historic 4 Bar 4 Ranch.  “The concrete foundation is in place, damaged logs are being repaired or replaced, and soon we’ll order trussing and the corrugated metal roof.  Our hope is to be basically finished before winter sets in so the Ford Barn will be secure against the weather once again,” says Kent Wehmeyer, HFI.

“During this process, we’ve received so much interest and support that we’ve planned a chinking workshop for those who are interested in working hands-on. The workshop will be taught by Kevin Murray, who specializes in historic preservation. At this workshop, you’ll learn how structures were chinked in the late 1800’s,” states Ronda Paschal, also of HFI.

The daub, burlap and wood block chinking was used by Colorado pioneers because it added much needed insulation and structural strength to the whole building. The wood blocks add structural strength to logs that can be as long as 25’ from notch to notch and the daub and burlap provide insulation in the winter.  According to Kevin Murray, the General Contractor on this project, “When we’re redoing it, we have to do the exact same thing because otherwise it’s a false history.”

Date:     Friday, October 12th

Time:     10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Place:    On CR 5, between CR 5171 and CR 518

Let us know you’re coming: email                                                                                    Please include your name and best contact information.

Bring your hammer and come prepared to work and learn about our history!



CPI Saving Places 2017 Happy Hour

Friday February 3, 2017

For More Info on the 2017 CPI Saving Places Conference Click Here


Tour of the Dennis Sheedy Mansion
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Denver, Colorado

Join RMC-APT for a tour of the historic Dennis Sheedy Mansion. Please click here for more info and to RSVP.


Volunteer Day at Magnolia Mill
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Magnolia Mill
Park County, Colorado

Join RMC-APT, Park County Office of Historic Preservation, and South Park National Heritage Area as we secure the historic Magnolia Mill to help prevent vandalism at the site! Volunteers are needed to help clear the site of debris and cover exterior openings with plywood panels painted by local elementary school students. Please feel free to bring your family and friends. Children are welcome, but Park County will need to know their ages and the number ahead of time so that an appropriate event can be planned. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please click here for more info.


Annual Meeting & Tour of Stanley Marketplace
Friday, June 12, 2015

Stanley Marketplace, formerly Stanley Aviation
2501 Dallas Street
Aurora, CO 80011

Our annual meeting and tour will be held in Aurora this year. Please join us for the meeting at 3:30pm where we will cover some administrative matters and vote for new board members. A presentation and tour will follow, along with happy hour to meet and catch up with new and returning members. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The building is an active construction site so please wear closed toe shoes. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. RSVP here.

Robert M. Stanley was a ground breaking American engineer and test pilot. In fact, Stanley was the first American to fly a jet aircraft, in a test flight for Bell Aircraft on October 2, 1942. Lauded as a pioneer in jet aircraft manufacturing, Bob established Stanley Aviation in 1948 in Buffalo, New York. However, the facility in Buffalo was of limited size and employed only 100 employees, and when the firm was awarded a military, super-sonic, ejection seat contract, Stanley recognized the need for a larger manufacturing center for the company.

Stanley Aviation’s decision to locate its manufacturing plant in northwest Aurora came as part of a significant growth in the area following the Second World War. Stanley Aviation became a force in northwest Aurora’s economic development, as well as a staple of the Air Force’s Cold War deployment around the world. The Stanley plant primarily manufactured ejector seats for various USAF planes, including downward ejector seats for the B-47, B-52, and F-104 planes, and upward ejector seats for the YB-47, FJ-2, and Ryan VTO planes. The plant also manufactured tail gunner seats for the B-52, escape capsules for supersonic aircraft, automatic gas-operated safety belts, canopy jettisoning systems for fighter jets, and entrance ladder assemblies for the B-47.

The Stanley Aviation Building is a large two story industrial building with over 100,000 square feet of space. The architecture is decidedly modern, reflecting an industrial interpretation of International Style. The footprint of the building is almost square, with external walls of either concrete block or corrugated steel. Windows are generally long strips of fixed steel ribbon windows along the second story.

Now, sixty years later, the same bold and innovative traits that Bob Stanley imbued decades ago are at the heart of Stanley’s newest reincarnation, a thriving urban marketplace. Comprised of more than 100,000 sq. ft. on 22 acres, the adaptive reuse development aims to become the communities’ new centerpiece, and will be home to a restaurant and beer garden operated by esteemed Denver chef and restaurateur Kevin Taylor, as well as a spacious community park, indoor/outdoor event venue, office space and a wide array of dining, shopping and recreational options.

Joining the ranks of well-known urban marketplaces across the U.S., including San Francisco’s Ferry Building, Seattle’s Melrose Market and New York’s Chelsea Market, Stanley will be home to a unique mix of offerings from both well-known and smaller, independent Colorado retailers. Stanley’s communal marketplace approach, which has proven successful across the world for centuries, aims to attract a wide array of retailers and consumers by providing a social approach to retail.


State Capitol Dome Tour
Friday, March 13, 2015
3pm ~ 4pm

Colorado State Capitol
Mr. Brown’s Attic (museum above the 3rd floor on the way to the dome)
200 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

Join us for a tour of the recent renovations at the Colorado State Capitol, including the dome. We will meet at Mr. Brown’s Attic, which is the museum above the 3rd floor of the capitol on the way to the dome. The museum entrance is on the third floor at the northwest, outside of the north House Gallery (Door H-2). We will tour the dome and look at several other projects that are also occurring in the building. Feel free to bring any friends or prospective members.


Annual Cocktail Hour
Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 5pm
Katie Mullen’s
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

Come network with other Chapter members at the annual happy hour after the CPI conference. Note the location change this year.  Feel free to bring friends or colleagues that may be interested in our organization.  As usual, get there early since RMC-APT will pay the first $100 of the tab.


Volunteer day at Elitch Gardens Theatre
Saturday, October 4, 2014
8:30am – 5pm

Elitch Gardens Theatre
4655 W 37th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212

The Rocky Mountain Chapter is lending a hand to the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation, HistoriCorps, and White Construction Group for a volunteer day at Elitch Gardens Theatre. The Theatre has been closed to the public since 1991, and White Construction has been a part of the stabilization efforts. Those of you that attended the Haunted History Tour last November got a chance to listen to the building’s storied history and take a tour of the building. Now, come take part in a volunteer day to get the property one step closer in the preservation effort.


Historic Finishes Workshop
Friday & Saturday, June 13-14, 2014

University of Colorado Denver
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80204

Join us for another in a series of “hands-on” workshops, June 13 & 14, 2014. The workshop will be held at the University of Colorado Denver. The Historic Finishes Workshop will focus on decorative finishes of a historic nature. Participants can expect to learn about various types of finishes, deterioration mechanisms, modes of repair or treatment and general conservation practices applied to these materials. The focus will include but may not be limited to plasters, paints, and metals.


Annual Meeting & Tour of the Hannah Barker House
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 1pm

Hannah Barker House
800 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302

Our annual meeting and tour will be held in Boulder this year. Please join us for lunch beforehand at The Med at 11:30am. The meeting will be at 1pm at the Hannah Barker House, and the tour will follow from 1:30-2:30pm.

The Hannah Barker House is one of the oldest buildings in Boulder. Built in 1875, the home was modified over time. It was the home of Hannah Barker, a prominent pioneer woman in Boulder, for over 40 years. Vacant for nearly two decades, the building is in the process of being rehabilitated.


LoDo Walking Tour & Pub Crawl with Dr. Thomas J. Noel
Thursday, April 10, 2014
4pm – 6pm

Meet at Slaterpaull offices
1331 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Join us for a LoDo Walking Tour & Pub Crawl with Tom Noel on Thursday, April 10. Learn the history and sample the spirits of some of LoDo’s historic bars on a tour conducted by Denver’s foremost historian. We will meet at Slaterpaull’s offices at 4pm and head out from there. Stops may include Mattie Silk’s Sakura Square, El Chapultepec, Hop Alley, Cruise Room, and Blake Street Vault. Feel free to bring any friends or prospective members. Please RSVP below since the tour will be limited to 20 people. There is a $10 suggested donation. Drinks are on your own.


Annual Cocktail Hour
Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 5pm
Wynkoop Brewing Company
1634 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Come meet and reconnect with other Chapter members at the annual happy hour after the CPI conference.  Feel free to bring friends or colleagues that may be interested in our organization.  Get there early since RMC-APT will pay the first $100 of the tab.