Historic Preservation Commission

Municipal Goal and Objectives

The City of Walsenburg desires to protect and preserve the City's historic and cultural heritage as embodied in designated historic landmarks and districts, determining the protection and preservation of Walsenburg historic and cultural heritage will:

  • enhance property values that stabilize historic neighborhoods
  • increase economic and financial benefits by attracting tourists and visitors
  • increase public appreciation of Walsenburg unique heritage

In order to accomplish its desire the City established a Certified Local Government known as the Walsenburg Historic Preservation Board. [see CRS 29-20-104(1)(c)]

Ordinance No. 1067- An Ordinance Creating a Walsenburg Historic Preservation CLG

A Bit About Certified Local Governments

A Certified Local Government is one that has developed a local preservation ordinance which meets standards established by theState Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service. CLGs participate in guiding historic preservation actions and planning locally according to nationally recognized standards. They are members of a professional organization promoting historic preservation by responding to the community's individual needs, developing unique funding opportunities, creating long-range plans with historic preservation as a key element, and by providing a high level of expertise to those who seek their assistance. Certain federal grant programs are available only to CLGs.

National Parks Service Designation

Contact Information


Current Board Members

Position Type Member Terms
  Stakeholder Gaye Davis  
  Professional Vivian Price  
Chairman At Large Brian D. Lalander  
  Stakeholder Karen Wilson  
  Stakeholder Candace Peters  


Membership and Terms of Office


The board consists of five members appointed by majority vote of the Walsenburg City Council. At least 40% of the members shall be professionals in preservation related disciplines, and at least 40% of the members shall be a person who owns property or a business within the municipal limits of the city of Walsenburg.

Historic Preservation Ordinances

Ordinance No. 1067 -- An Ordinance Establishing A Certified Local Government CLG To Be Known As A City Of Walsenburg Historic Preservation Board

Ordinance No. 1098 -- An Ordinance Designating Historic Structure Pursuant To Ordinance Number 1098

Ordinance No. 1100 -- An Ordinance Amending Ordinance Number 1067 Modifying Requirement That 100% Of All Property Owners Within A Proposed Historic District Approved The Nomination Of A Historic District.

Record of Proceedings (Meeting Minutes)

2023 Minutes



2022 Minutes



Local Designations

Dick Brothers Building
528 Main Street
currently Serendipity Coffee Shop

Sample Completed Application


Local Designation

Preservation Nomination Form

State Resources

History Colorado (https://www.historycolorado.org/) is the primary source for historical preservation in Colorado.

The section on Certified Local Government Guidance Materials is particularly relevant to the Walsenburg CLG, including: