Designating Historic Places

Loveland Cottage

Loveland Cottage (1859), 717 12th Street in Golden
Earliest Colorado home of William A.H. Loveland, whom Loveland street, town, pass and ski area are named after
Designated Golden Landmark on April 22, 2004

If you'd like to get your place historically recognized at the city, county, state or national levels, we can help you do that. Rick Gardner is a sitting member of the Jefferson County Historical Commission's Landmark Committee, which votes on the designations of Jefferson County landmarks. He has successfully sponsored or assisted with over 30 historic designations at all government levels, achieving recognition for historic commercial, residential and industrial places and historic districts, associated with prominent and everyday people, events, architecture and more. Buildings he has successfully designated range from the Gold Rush-era Loveland Cottage, likely the oldest saw-cut building in Colorado, to the Quaintance Block, a rare moved building placed on the National Historic Register. Gardner is experienced in designating pristinely preserved gems to considerably altered places, and has successfully gained recognition for moved and younger places that normally fall outside designation guidelines. Historic designation not only officially recognizes your property but opens the doors to a variety of aid that can help you, particularly in renovation projects. Look below for answers to some of the most frequently asked designation questions, for Golden area residents and beyond:

Why would I want to designate my property as an historic landmark?

What types of historic designation might my property be eligible for?

Is my property eligible for historic designation?

My property is less than 50 years old. Can it still get historic designation?

What are my responsibilities if my property has historic designation?

How do I obtain Golden designation?

Are there other ways I may preserve my property aside from designation?

What are the economic benefits of historic preservation in Golden?