Landmark of the Future
Historic Boulder Inc. is delighted to be a part of the terrific Month of Modern activities with the ‘Hoby Wagener’ tour. When Historic Boulder initiated the “Landmarks of the Future” tours in the 1990’, the goal was to illustrate that in every historic era of the life there are buildings designed and built that embody the spirit of that time. The best of these might become landmarks in the future. Historic preservation is not only about the past but also the present and the future.
An award designed and presented by Todd Reed was granted to one home that best exemplifies the criteria considered when determining whether a building is worthy of being a landmark. A second award granted special recognition to the home who received the most votes from the tour attendees.
“I’m involved in Month of Modern primarily to show my enthusiasm for our community and design, ” Reed explains. “I am truly honored to make and donate these awards and be a part of this truly special and important event. ”
It was exciting to have 5 Hobart Wagener homes that reflect the rich diversity of livable, innovative architecture and design found throughout his buildings. Historic Boulder was asked by the Month of Modern organizers to give an award to the home that best exemplifies the criteria one would consider when determining whether a building is worthy of being a landmark. For the Month of Modern ‘Hoby Wagener’ tour, leaders from Historic Boulder evaluated the homes based and determined that the house known as ‘Bluebell’, best exemplifies the qualifications. Please see the evaluation criteria below. While all the homes on the tour represented the best of Hoby Wagener, a 2nd award granted special recognition to the home who received the most votes from the tour attendees. The ‘Wagener House’ garnered the most votes. Contratulations to the homeowner-stewards of these awards for exemplifying compassion and making preservation of these homes a priority.