Nomination to Historic Register

In the City of Pueblo there are many cultural resources, which may be buildings, objects, monuments, structures, sites or geographically definable areas. They have the potential to yield knowledge and understanding about the history of Pueblo’s development, events, persons, architecture, engineering, and geographic community. The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) surveys Pueblo and maintains an inventory of cultural resources for educational purposes. This is known as the Pueblo Inventory of Cultural Resources.

Local landmark is a special designation. Some items in the Pueblo Inventory of Cultural Resources are designated by City Council ordinance as landmarks.

Local historic districts are also special designations. Some geographically-definable areas in the Pueblo Inventory of Cultural Resources are designated by City Council ordinance as historic districts. A historic district may comprise contributing and noncontributing elements.

Landmarks and contributing elements in historic districts are protected by the Historic Preservation Code. Exterior changes require design review by the HPC. Furthermore, a demolition permit would be temporarily stayed while a preservation solution is sought. 

The HPC’s design review process follows the Standards of Appropriateness, which encourage preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic forms and features.

Learn about the benefits and responsibilities of owning a local landmark or in a local historic district.

For local historic nomination, please fill out an application. Scanned applications may be emailed to HPC@pueblo.us or mailed or delivered to the City Planning and Community Development Department at 211 East D Street, Pueblo CO 81003. Please arrange payment of the application fee.

State landmark designation means the cultural resource is added to the Colorado State Historic Register.  Properties that benefit from the Colorado State Historical Fund will have a property protection agreement for a number of years. 

National Register listing means the building is added to the National Register of Historic Places. 

For State and National Register listing, contact History Colorado for details and how to apply