Trinidad Colorado

Historic Preservation Commission

Commissioners: Janna Remington, Jean DiLisio, Shannon Rogan, Chairperson-Christopher Smith

The Historic Preservation Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall – 135 N. Animas Street, Trinidad, CO.  The public is invited to attend the meetings.

The Trinidad Historic Preservation Commission was established by the Trinidad City Council on June 2, 2015 through the Historic Preservation Ordinance 1975.  The Ordinance became effective on June 12, 2015.

Through this ordinance the City desired to “designate, preserve, protect, enhance and perpetuate those buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts which reflect outstanding elements of the City’s cultural, artistic, social, ethnic, economic, political, architectural, historic, technological, institutional or other heritage.”  

On November 22, 2017 the Commission was recognized as a Certified Local Government by the United States Department of the Interior as a local partner in the Federal Preservation Program. 

As a Certified Local Government, the Commission reviews nominations for local Landmark status for significant historical buildings, residences, sites, and districts.  The Commission recommends the Landmark status to City Council who is the final authority for designation.  The Department of the Interior then recognizes the local Landmark designation.

If you would like information concerning nomination of your property, please complete the Local Landmark Designation Pre-Application Review Steps and Form and email to georgi.clark@trinidad.co.gov.   Please contact Georgi at 719-846-9843 ext. 120 with any questions.

Preservation Education:

Presentations by the Historic Preservation Commission: Donovan Rypkema - Historic Preservation as Economic Development Tool - April 5, 2018

Historic Preservation as Economic Development Tool - a Power Point Presentation

Donovan Rypkema- Positive Impacts of Historic Preservation - April 5, 2018 Presentation

Positive Impacts of Historic Preservation - a Power Point Presentation