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The evolving preservation of Colorado’s historic endangered places

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The partially restored Dearfield Lodge, also known as the Jackson Family House, was built in 1917. At various times known as a boarding house or hotel, it also served as the office of Dearfield founder O.T. Jackson. Dearfield was one of six Black Homestead communities in the Great Plains.

Historic preservation is changing when it comes to choosing what to save, and why. “Colorado’s Most Endangered Places” list marks its 25th anniversary this year, by highlighting sites that reflect the heritage of Black, Indigenous and other people of color as well as rural life. Kim Grant directs the effort. He spoke with Ryan Warner in February.

Colorado Preservation, Inc. is accepting nominations for next year's endangered places list. Nominations must be submitted by August 22 for consideration.