Historic Preservation Day goes virtual

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Boulder City’s month-long celebration of historic preservation begins today and will feature virtual tours of several local properties.

Due to the pandemic, the city’s historic preservation committee had to postpone its annual one-day celebration to May and recently decided to hold a month-long celebration in October instead.

Starting today, the community will be able to virtually view the exteriors of four of the city’s historic properties.

“I think it will be fun,” said Linda Graham, chair of the committee.

A highlight of the virtual tours will be an interview outside of 1342 Denver St., which is the recipient of the 2020 Historic Preservation Award.

Owners Hillary and Josh Brimhall purchased the home in 2014 and continued the preservation work of previous owners inside and outside the home.

“It’s quite an honor,” Hillary Brimhall said of the award. “I have been nominated in recent years.

The Brimhalls repainted the exterior of the house, re-landscaped, added slab in the backyard and replaced some windows.

“Whatever we did, we tried to keep it as close to the original as possible,” she said.

Hillary Brimhall said they are trying to find arched windows so they can replace the rest of the original windows.

Graham said she and Mayor Kiernan McManus will present the preservation award during their interview on the property.

The other tours, which will be posted throughout the month, will be of the Ash Street Apartments at 508-526 Ash St .; the Boulder City Co. store at 525 Avenue B; and the administrative building of the Bureau of Reclamation at 1200 Park St.

Graham said these properties were chosen because they were nominated for this year’s Historic Preservation Award.

“We looked at how we could celebrate these historic properties in a safe and healthy way,” said McManus. “I applaud the committee for thinking about ways to honor these places while protecting the community. “

“We are fortunate to have so many people who value our past and work to preserve it,” said Al Noyola, City Manager. “In addition to the volunteers, the staff devote time and effort to making these events a success. I am grateful for everything they do.

For more information on the event, visit www.bcnv.org/613/Historic-Preservation-Day.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at [email protected] or 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.


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