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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
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
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.
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
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.