2016 MOST ENDANGERED PLACES LIST
Only four sites were
chosen by Colorado Preservation Inc. this year.
Tabor Opera House in
Built by H.A.W. Tabor, it opened in 1879.
Threatened for demolition in 1955, Evelyn Furman heroically bought it.
The family has made gallant attempts at continuing to operate and restore it,
but it is now for sale. Ghost Town Club
has visited the Opera House many times.
It should be preserved !
Great Western Sugar
Factory in Brighton
(1916). GW operated
13 sugar beet processing factories in Colorado.
Remnants of six remain.
Amalgamated Sugar purchased the Brighton factory in 1985, and some
sections are still used for storage and distribution. However, safety concerns
and structural integrity may force demolition of some buildings at the
site. The City of Brighton is attempting
to find a way to save the building and is actively seeking investors for a
possible rehab project.
in Boulder (1938) is an example of the work of Glen Huntington a modernist
architect. He also designed the Boulder County Court House and Boulder High
School. New master plan for the park site around calls for moving or
demolishing the structure along with other changes.
Belvidere Theater in
built in 1875 following Central City's Great Fire. It also
housed Beaman's Central Bottling Works between 1886 and 1904. Gilpin County purchased it in 2015 with the
hope of restoration and redevelopment.