Urban legend holds that a tunnel once connected The Brown Palace Hotel with the historic Navarre building across the street. It is rumored that gentlemen staying at the hotel traveled discreetly by rail car through the tunnel to the Navarre, a one-time house of gambling and prostitution.
Historic Denver, Inc. was founded in 1970 to preserve and protect Denver’s important historic buildings and sites. The primary catalyst for the group’s original efforts, led by Ann Love (the wife of former Colorado Governor John Love), was the purchase of the historic Denver residence of “Molly” (Margaret Tobin) Brown in order to save it from demolition and preserve the structure for future generations of Denver’s citizens. The Molly Brown House continues to be owned and operated by Historic Denver today.
Current openings are posted below. Historic Denver also frequently welcomes unpaid interns to support a variety of programs.
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Historic Denver’s preservation easement program began in 1972 with the Richthofen Castle. Historic Denver, Inc. now holds 61 easements on buildings in and around Denver and the portfolio includes stately mansions and churches to downtown mercantile buildings and mid-century modern gems.
As part of the easement, the building must be kept in good condition- the walls must be structurally sound, the drainage system must be working properly, the roof shingles must not be peeling and any cracks in masonry or stone must be monitored. In our yearly inspections, we look for obvious issues (structural changes) and for issues that could lead to larger problems later (i.e. poor drainage). The inspection process includes notifying the property owners of our upcoming visits, photographing and inspecting the exterior of the building using a checklist, reviewing the findings with the Director of Preservation Programs, sending a follow-up letter to the owners notifying them of any maintenance issues, and archiving the photographs and findings. Read more about our easement program and the details of the internship here.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the above application form and send it along with a cover letter and resume to: Becca Dierschow, Historic Denver, 1420 Ogden St., Suite 202 Denver, CO 80218. For additional information call (303) 534-5288 ext. 4 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted through July 6th 2014.
Discover Denver is an ambitious and innovative approach to historic resource survey led by Historic Denver, Inc.in partnership with the City and County of Denver. The project uses the National Park Service methodology and advanced technology accelerate the pace of traditional survey. Throughout the pilot project and citywide launch of Discover Denver, we may issue Requests for Proposals for historic preservation and technology consulting services. Please use this link to find information about Requests for Proposals and internships with Discover Denver.