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Grant to help fund CC historical walking tour

Colorado College has been awarded a $14,200 grant from the Colorado Historical Society to produce a walking tour brochure featuring the campus’s many historical properties.

The self-guided tour and accompanying materials are scheduled to be available by the summer of 2008. The tour will highlight the college’s 13 buildings on the state and national historic registers.

Colorado College is a poster child for preservation,” says Nan Rickey, a historic preservation specialist with the Colorado Historical Society. “There is so much heritage on the college campus, which makes historical preservation at Colorado College particularly meaningful.”

CC, founded two years before Colorado became a state, began its first major preservation project in 1997, when it replaced the roof and restored the cupola of Cutler Hall, the oldest building on campus. Since that seminal project, the college has been working closely with the Colorado Historical Society to preserve the many irreplaceable buildings that comprise Colorado College’s campus, site of one of the largest repositories of historic buildings not only in southern Colorado, but also in the state.