Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States/Colorado
Welcome to the Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States guide for the state of Colorado. Use the guide below to track down registered historic sites to photograph for the contest. If you have content to add, feel free to help expand the guide!
Places to photograph
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the federal government's official list of historic places that are deemed worthy of preservation.
Some 2,500 of the 90,000 NRHP sites are also recognized as National Historic Landmarks (NHL), which have outstanding historical significance.
State designated sites
Colorado maintains a list of 13 State Historic Monuments.
Colorado also maintains the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties list, containing "significant cultural resources worthy of preservation for the future education and enjoyment of Colorado’s residents and visitors". The following links lead to lists of Colorado State Register sites by county:
- Clear Creek
- Denver A-C
- Denver D-E
- Denver F-K
- Denver L-R
- Denver S-Z
- El Paso
- Kit Carson
- La Plata
- Las Animas
- Rio Blanco
- Rio Grande
- San Juan
- San Miguel
Local historic sites and districts
In addition to historic sites recognized by the federal and state governments, many localities also maintain their own lists of historic sites, landmarks, and districts. Explore whether any local cities by you have their own lists of historical sites (often maintained by local historic societies).
List of local historic site lists:
- None yet! Feel free to add.
None yet! We encourage local organizers to host a photowalk to visit local historic sites. If you host one, please list it here.