In this second installment of our Historic Preservation Month series in collaboration with the Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Alliance we speak with Tim Scanlon, retired Colorado Springs city employee who worked in support of the Historic Preservation Board. Scanlon will lead a Central Downtown Walking Tour of historic downtown buildings this Sunday, May 15 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. beginning at the southwest corner of Cascade and Pikes Peak avenues. He gave us a sneak preview of his architecture tour, which we’ve fashioned into these brief audio slide shows. (Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks).

The Cheyenne Building:

City Hall:

City Auditorium:

YWCA:

 

2 Responses to A Great Past Ahead of Us: Brief Histories of Beautiful Buildings

  1. Skip says:

    Along with these buildings, Tim Scanlon is a local treasure.

  2. tOkKa says:

    –>> stunning, damm !!

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · In 2012, Daniel Chong spent more than four days in a cell without food and water because agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration forgot about him. The agents were suspended for up to seven days.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Asne Seierstad’s book chronicles the 2011 shooting massacre in her country. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the work “engrossing, important and undeniably difficult to read.”
 

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Music

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May 5, 2015 | WXPN · Hear how the band came to record its third album, Eclipse, in L.A.’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Hear a live set from the traditional Irish band, which has been making music together for decades.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · In “El Gigante,” the Uruguayan band blends many sounds — including the Americana to its north.
 

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