‘Demolition and development is a form of religion in the last decade.’

The headline above is part of a quote from Sarah McCarthy, a long-time preservation supporter and one of the neighbors involved in rallying the troops to landmark Carmen Court. Lisa Purdy, also another long-time preservation supporter, is heavily involved, too. Purdy said that with the help of a mediator, they hoped to sit down with …

Some things are better when bigger: All of Red Rocks should be a Denver historic district.

At the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission meeting earlier this week, Red Rocks’ new stage cover design was approved. The cover erected in 1988 has drawn complaints for 30 years, and for good reason.  An aspect of the new stage cover elicited some questions, but the commissioners approved the design. (The photo shows the existing cover, …

The good, the sad, and the murky. Oh, yeah, it’s preservation.

There are days when Denver seems to be a soap opera, dramatic “ups” and upsetting  “downs”. This sensibility especially pertains to preservation in Denver, during the past few weeks and certainly last year. Instead of writing something yesterday that would have been sad and murky, it was a respite to attend a Denver Landmark Preservation …