Historic preservation honored

Mayor Beckman accepting award

At the Historic Preservation Awards May 4, Mayor Bruce Beckman accepted the Award of Outstanding Stewardship (pictured) on behalf of past and present Littleton City Councils for their long-term care of significant historic properties in Littleton. The award was presented by Gail Keeley, president of Historic Littleton, Inc, and Pam Grove, chair of the Historical Preservation Board. The properties maintained by the City of Littleton include the Town Hall Arts Center, the former Arapahoe County Courthouse, the two historic railroad depots, Geneva Lodge, and Bemis House.

Zach Smith and Todd Donati received the Outstanding Achievement Award for restoring the exterior of a historic building to its original appearance.  They restored a portion of the Culp Block at 2420 West Main Street, which is now Bristlecone Construction and the Alley Restaurant

Former Littleton Mayors Pat Cronenberger and Susan Thornton received the Award for Preservation Advocacy for their leadership on Littleton councils from 1987 to 2007. During their time on council, Littleton established a Historical Preservation Board, became a Certified Local Government, rewrote its Preservation Code, and listed the Main Street Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.