National Preservation Month
May is Preservation Month, a month-long celebration of America's history sponsored by the National Trust for Preservation, History Colorado and the City of Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Board has partnered with local community groups and restaurants to develop events that will highlight some of Colorado Springs' local landmarks.
Historic Colorado Springs Alleys: Historic Colorado Springs alleys have become a hot commodity in recent years. Brett and Lauren Andrus, owners of The Modbo and SPQR Galleries, will be talking about the transformation of the old Mechanic's Alley into the modern day Arts Alley District. Join us for a tour of the gallery spaces and a brief talk on the history of the Modbo/SPQR buildings and adaptive reuse. Attendees are invited to stay afterward to see the new body of work by local artists Lorelei Beckstrom and Dareece Walker. Friday, May 16, 2014, 17C East Bijou Street at 6:00 p.m. The tour and talk will be held in the alleyway behind Starbucks and Old Chicago. To RSVP for the tour or more information, contact (719) 385-5905.
Redevelopment of Ivywild School:Join us at the Ivywild School for an exciting tour focusing on the history of the school building from its original purpose as an elementary school to its recent transformation into a community gathering space. We will talk about adaptive reuse and how historic preservation and community building are linked. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 1602 S. Cascade Avenue at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP for the tour or more information, contact (719) 385-5905.