Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s 28th annual Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Through these awards, Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) recognizes the accomplishments of individuals and projects exhibiting excellence in the areas of preservation, rehabilitation, advocacy, philanthropy and leadership. “This is Colorado's premier preservation awards event where we honor individuals and organizations that make significant contributions toward preserving Colorado’s heritage,” Executive Director Jennifer Orrigo Charles said. “The evening's namesake is Dana Crawford, a true preservation pioneer who proved that saving historic buildings makes both cultural and economic sense. Hundreds of preservationists from throughout the state join us at this annual celebration.”
CPI will be presenting its Endangered Places Progress Award to the City of Pueblo’s Goodnight Barn. This progress award recognizes the efforts of a team (Goodnight Barn Preservation Inc and Stakeholders) committed towards the preservation of a once threatened resource listed as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places. In 2002, CPI Listed the highly significant Goodnight Barn as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places as it was in danger of being relocated to the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. The Barn is now obtaining bids for the restoration and the City is intending on starting the construction in May.
The 2018 Dana Crawford Award for Excellence in Preservation will be presented to Rebecca Goodwin for what the award committee describes as “her dedicated achievements in historic preservation.” Goodwin’s love of history and historic preservation goes back to her family’s ranch in Centennial Colorado, and from there to southeast Colorado, Boston, and the Pacific Northwest, and back to Colorado.
In addition to recognizing Rebecca Goodwin with the Dana Crawford Award and the Goodnight Barn with the Endangered Places Progress Award, CPI will recognize four prestigious projects with State Honor Awards:
Colorado College (El Paso County)
Ginger and Baker (Larimer County)
Grand Imperial Hotel (La Plata County)
Ute Indian Museum (Montrose County)
CPI will be recognizing the highly visible adaptive reuse project in the historic Stapleton Airport, the opening of the second Punch Bowl Social with its annual Edge Award. This award recognizes projects that encourage preservation in its many forms and celebrate the unique ways they foster creative vision. The first Edge Award was presented in 2017 to the TANK Center for Sonic Arts, which reworked a historic water tower into a music venue and showcase in Rangely, CO.