“”Historic Boulder has been so fortunate to partner with Month of Modern for the past two years to bring exciting architecture and historic preservation events to the Boulder community.”
– Carol Taylor, Historic Boulder, Executive Director
Not only does Month of Modern present the Boulder region as one of the nation’s most vibrant hubs of modern design, but it also partners with a non-profit organization to help raise funds for a particular cause. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Historic Boulder, an organization dedicated to saving important places and buildings through advocacy, education, alliances and action.
Historic Boulder was born following a battle to save precious pieces of Boulder’s past. Highland School, the Union-Pacific Depot and Central School were all threatened with demolition in 1971. Historic Boulder, organized in 1972, was instrumental in saving Highland School (shown at left) and the depot. Sadly, Central School was demolished. Out of this experience rose the urgency for a legal mechanism to evaluate historic sites. In 1974 Boulder’s Landmarks Preservation Ordinance was passed and, shortly after, the inventory of significant sites began. A county regulation allowing the landmarking of sites in Boulder County passed in 1992 and was the first regulation of its kind in Colorado.
Month of Modern, held in September in Boulder, will feature opportunities to raise funds for this deserving organization throughout the month.