The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Grand Junction City Council. The board makes recommendations to the City Council regarding historical designations, advises the Council on matters concerning historical preservation, conducts surveys of historic areas, reviews proposals to alter historic resources, and provides public education opportunities regarding historic preservation. The Board or any individual may file an application for historic designation of a structure through the Community Development Division.
Grand Junction's History
For hundreds of years the Ute tribes roamed throughout Western Colorado. Upon the relocation of the Utes in 1881, the area was opened for settlement and the town of Grand Junction was established. Since that time, Grand Junction's development has experienced several cycles of boom and bust. Agricultural crises, the Great Depression, the growth and decline of the uranium industry and the departure of the oil shale companies left visible reminders of their impact on the community. Many of the sites or structures representative of Grand Junction's past have been saved with notable examples in the North Seventh Street Historic District, the Railroad Depot, the Avalon Theater and the St. Regis Hotel.