As promised, here is the slide show that reveals the buildings to which the historical architectural embellishments we featured in Monday’s post belong. The images of the embellishments from Monday’s slide show are followed by historic and/or contemporary images of the whole buildings with fascinating little tidbits of information from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs’ excellent self-guided tours.

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5 Responses to Historic Architectural Embellishments Revealed

  1. Sean says:

    That was great. It’s nice to have a downtown with character and take notice of it. Thx.

  2. Cathy says:

    Although we have lost a lot of landmark buildings, it’s amazing how much is still here. You don’t know until you really look!

  3. Georgia says:

    I remember when the Cheyenne Building was scheduled for demolition and then how happy I was when it was saved! I had no idea, however, that the hero was John Hickenlooper. It’s nice to know that our Governor is such a stand-up guy and stepped up to the plate to preserve that fabulous building!

  4. Lisa czelatdko says:

    Historic preservation has proven economic benefits. Cos needs to attract businesses, support local businesses, and look at new ideas for bringing in revenue to our City. Heritage tourism needs to be persued more by our City.

  5. Ruth says:

    Thanks for pointing out the richness of our existing architectural treasures still in place. I’m planning on taking a walk downtown this week to check out the views.


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