Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 9 | Historic Preservation

We’re still here for you, even while social distancing

Hello, friends.

Over the past eight weeks we’ve had the pleasure of exploring a considerable sampling of historic, modern and contemporary architecture with you. Consequently, it seems an appropriate time to dedicate a feature to Historic Preservation. Plus, after all, May is National Preservation Month.

Our organization’s mission encompasses a strong past, present and future theme. It’s through historic preservation – the act of physically preserving and protecting historic buildings, landscapes and other sites – that we’re able to dialogue with our past about our present and future. Historic preservation educates, interprets and enriches. We hope you enjoy this feature and learning more about the field.

Warm regards,
DAF Team

Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:

Feature: Historic Preservation – Resources from the world wide web

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” – William J. Murtagh

Watch/virtually experience the following:



  • Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America by William J. Murtagh
  • The Past and Future City by Stephanie Meeks
  • A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture by Virginia Savage McAlester
  • Place, Race, and Story: Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation by Ned Kaufman

For Kids…

Community Resources

  • The following Gary Hustwit films are free the dates below. Take in Rams tonight!
    • May 20 – Rams
    • May 21 – Workplace
    • May 22 – Urbanized
    • May 23 – Objectified
    • May 24 – Helvetica

Image curtesy of  Molly Brown House Museum