Historic Designation

Applying for Historic Designation
Historic preservation benefits both the individual property owner and the community as a whole.  The property owner receives a benefit from the pride felt by contributing a historically significant property to the community for preservation.  Also, the property owner receives a monetary benefit from the various tax incentives offered by federal, state and local governments.  Such tax incentives are commonly in the form of tax credits.  For more information on tax credits that may be available, you can visit History Colorado's Preservation Tax Credits page.  The community as a whole benefits in the identification and recognition of a historically significant segment of its past.  The preservation of these segments allows for future generations to remain aware of the community's past identity.

The designation of a structure, site, object or district as historically significant places a certain responsibility upon an applicant.  This responsibility relates to the rehabilitation of historically designated properties.  Specifically, the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings shall be applied to rehabilitation projects.  The City of Fort Lupton will work with applicants to ensure these standards are applied to specific historic preservation projects in a reasonable manner, taking into consideration economic and technical feasibility.  
   
Chapter 18, Article XVII of the Fort Lupton Municipal Code addresses the standards and process for historic designation.  The forms that you will need to complete in order to apply for historic designation with the City of Fort Lupton are available here: Preliminary Application & Primary Application.
 
Historic Designation Register
This list shows the historically designated properties within the City of Fort Lupton.  There are currently eleven historic sites on the Fort Lupton Designation Register.  The Ottensen Grain Co. is listed on the National Historic Register.  You can read more about many of these properties in the Fort Lupton Historic Tour narrative and Crossroads in Eden: The Development of Fort Lupton, 1835-2000
                                                                                                 

FORT LUPTON DESIGNATION REGISTER

TYPE OF
DESIGNATION

ITEM &
LOCATION

AM#
RES/ORD#

DATE

HISTORIC LANDMARK

INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL

ORD 94-665

2/10/1995

HISTORIC MURALS

FORT LUPTON PUBLIC & SCHOOL LIBRARY
425 S. DENVER AVE.

AM 95-015
ORD 95-670

4/12/1995

HISTORIC STRUCTURE

FORT LUPTON MUSEUM
453 1ST ST.

AM 96-032
ORD 96-009

3/13/1996

HISTORIC LANDMARK

DONELSON HOMESTEAD HOUSE
1875 N FACTORY DR.

AM 97-016
ORD 97-706

4/7/1997

HISTORIC LANDMARK

ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & PARSONAGE
204 PARK AVE.

AM 98-109
RES 98-027

10/28/1998

HISTORIC LANDMARK

EWING BARN
1875 FACTORY DR.

AM 02-089
ORD 02-799

7/12/2002

HISTORIC LANDMARK

ST. JOHN BUILDING
701 4TH ST.

AM 04-074
ORD 04-827

6/21/2004

HISTORIC LANDMARK

SEYMORE & BIRDIE RHODE HOUSE
149 DENVER AVE.

AM 08-073
ORD 08-003

5/13/2008

HISTORIC LANDMARK

ODD FELLOWS LODGE
300-306 DENVER AVE.

AM 11-004
ORD 11-923

1/10/2011

HISTORIC MURALS

FORT LUPTON SCHOOLS
201 REYNOLDS ST.

AM 12-077
ORD 12-943

9/15/2012

FORT LUPTON NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER

HISTORIC LANDMARK

OTTESEN GRAIN CO
817 7TH ST

 

11/18/1998