Find out about our current projects below. You can also learn about our Past Projects.
University Hill Business District, Boulder, Colorado,
National Register District Nomination
The City of Boulder has engaged Front Range to produce a National Register of Historic Places district nomination for the University Hill Business District. The twenty-plus building district is significant as a neighborhood commercial area and as a social venue for University of Colorado students from the adjacent campus. Front Range conducted studies of the area in 1994 and 2008.
U.S. 30 Intensive Survey, Sidney, Nebraska
Front Range has started an intensive survey of 147 resources along U.S. 30 (Illinois Street) within Sidney, Nebraska. It is anticipated that many of the resources will be auto-related, including several mid-century motels. Some adjacent residential areas will also be surveyed. The City of Sidney is funding the project with a Certified Local Government grant from the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Fairplay, Colorado, Intensive Survey
Front Range is conducting an intensive historic buildings survey within the mountain town of Fairplay, Colorado. Sponsored by a Certified local Government grant to Park County, the scattered intensive historic buildings survey will document twenty-eight resources, including this former service station.
O'Kane Farm Local Landmark Application
Front Range is preparing a local landmark application for the O'Kane Farm in Lakewood, Colorado. The farm, associated with Bernard and Elizabeth O'Kane, includes this house, a barn, and other outbuildings. The O'Kanes ran the Harp Dairy, a name reflecting their Irish background. The City of Lakewood received a Certified Local Government grant for the project.
Golden Historic Buildings Survey
The City of Golden, Colorado, selected Front Range to conduct a scattered intensive survey of ten historic buildings within its locally designated 8th and 9th Street Historic District. The resources reflect a variety of architectural styles and construction dates.
Colorado Fuel & Iron Administration Complex
National Historic Landmark Nomination
Front Range is preparing a National Historic Landmark nomination for the multi-building administrative complex of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company in Pueblo. The 1881 CF&I plant was the earliest steel plant west of the Mississippi and the only integrated steelworks in the West until World War II. The Steelworks Center for the West is funding the project.
Como Cemetery National Register Nomination
Front Range is preparing a National Register of Historic Places district nomination for the 1887 Como Cemetery in Park County, Colorado. The burial ground has about five hundred burials and contains numerous examples of metal and wood grave enclosures and many finely crafted stone monuments. Victims, mostly Italian miners, of the 1893 King Coal Mine explosion are buried here. Park County engaged Front Range for the project.
Chaffee County, Colorado, National Register Nominations
Front Range is completing five National Register of Historic Places nominations for resources within the central Colorado county of Chaffee. Resources include the Smith/Friskey Ranch (shown here) west of Buena Vista, the Nachtrieb/Kelly Ranch south of Buena Vista, Cleora Cemetery east of Salida, Pine Hall in Granite, and the Head Lettuce Days/Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista. The project includes both district and individual nominations and is funded by a State Historical Fund Grant to the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA).
Packard Hill Survey and Denver Landmark Application
Historic Denver selected Front Range to conduct a survey and produce a Denver Landmark district application for a residential area in North Denver containing nearly two hundred properties. The project includes preparing a Denver inventory sheet for each property, selective intensive survey forms and a survey report, a Denver Landmark district application, and public meetings. The project is funded by a State Historical Fund grant.
Erie, Colorado Intensive Historic Buildings Survey
. The Town of Erie has engaged Front Range to conduct a scattered intensive survey of 13 resources, including dwellings, commercial buildings, and the 14.6-acre town cemetery. Front Range completed a previous scattered intensive survey within Erie in 2009-10. The project is funded by a State Historical Fund grant .
Annie Dodge Wauneka, National Historic Landmark Nomination, Apache County, Arizona
The National Collaborative for Women's History Sites has selected Front Range to prepare a National Historic Landmark nomination for a resource associated with Annie Dodge Wauneka in northeastern Arizona. The selected property will be significant under NHL Criterion 2 as a property “associated importantly with the lives of persons nationally significant in the history of the United States.” The document will focus on Annie Dodge Wauneka’s (1910-97) leadership as a member of the Navajo Tribal Council in fighting tuberculosis on the Navajo reservation during the 1950s and 1960s and her continuing service on the council through 1976. She bridged the cultural divide between traditional Navajo and Western medical practices, and the nomination will explore her leadership efforts both as a woman and a Native American against the backdrop of the era. Her status as the daughter of an important Navajo chief (Henry Chee Dodge) provides an additional layer of context to examine.