Surveys may involve the identification of historic homes in a residential area, the recording of commercial buildings in a downtown district, or the gathering of archaeological information in a remote portion of the state. These surveys are often spurred by agencies or municipalities proposing federal, state, or local projects or undertaken by local governments and organizations to support preservation goals and activities such as design review, historic designation, or heritage tourism. OAHP and SHF staff is available to assist with the planning and documentation of these surveys.
Survey information has been collected in Colorado over the last 50 years and represents extensive field, laboratory and archival research by a wide variety of government agencies, municipalities, educational institutions, preservation organizations and the general public.
Information from these surveys is summarized in a computerized database and the original forms and documents are stored at OAHP. This information is available to the public for a variety of research and management uses and to those individuals interested in Colorado's rich and diverse cultural resources.
The Preservation Planning Unit at History Colorado is engaged in a project to discover places associated with Colorado’s diverse heritage. We are hoping to gather information about important sites connected with people and events in Colorado's African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ, Women's, and Urban American Indian history.
Interested in helping out?
We are using Historypin.org to map the information we gather. Please check out all our posts and then visit our form to send us suggestions, anecdotes, or other facts about the places in Colorado that matter to these communities and help us recognize and celebrate the important stories they embody.
Did You Know?
Six Sullivanesque style buildings have been recorded in the State of Colorado?
Eleven of the sites in the OAHP database mention rattlesnakes in their name? Eight mention flies, seven mention gnats and five mention mosquitoes, but only two mention tarantulas.
There is a site named "Ocean Vista" in Pueblo County?
The highest recorded site in the OAHP database is the Blanca Peak site in Alamosa, Costilla and Huerfano Counties at 14,345 ft.?
For File Searches and Site Number requests please contact Stephanie Boktor