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Posted on: August 25, 2017

314 Cedar Street designated as first historic local landmark

TOWN OF BUENA VISTA BOARD OF TRUSTEES DESIGNATES 314 CEDAR STREET AS FIRST HISTORIC LOCAL LANDMARK

August 25, 2017

Contact:

Emily Katsimpalis
Assistant to the Town Administrator
719.395.8643|katsimpalis@buenavistaco.gov

Buena Vista, Colorado – The Town of Buena Vista Board of Trustees voted unanimously at their regular meeting on August 22, 2017 to designate the associated properties of 314 Cedar Street as Buena Vista’s first historic local landmark. Following the official recommendation of the Buena Vista Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), the Board of Trustees noted the historic significance of the circa 1890 property as one of the few remaining Queen Anne-style Victorian homes in Town — with the property once being owned by prominent Buena Vistans and Town founders, including Frank and Lillian Bartholomew. 314 Cedar Street has been home to five generations of the Locke family since 1944.

Owner Nancy Locke applied for local landmarking because she “plans to preserve the property and its history as long as possible.” Those plans may include eventually turning 314 Cedar into a museum, in part by including the artifacts already in the home.

While a number of historic properties in Buena Vista are designated on State or National registries, this marks the first local landmarking of a Buena Vista property. Official local landmarking by a Certified Local Government (CLG) establishes a preservation easement, which opens up Colorado state incentives, including tax credits for rehabilitation projects, competitive grant access, and technical assistance, among others. The Buena Vista HPC encourages interested owners of historically significant properties to request additional information regarding voluntary nominations.

More information about the Buena Vista HPC and local landmarking: buenavistaco.gov/2427 or  contact Emily Katsimpalis at 719.395.8643 or katsimpalis@buenavistaco.gov.

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