Crossan’s M & A Market Rehabilitation

Crossan’s M & A Market, Yampa Colorado


The rehabilitation of Crossan’s M & A Market was a multi-year, multi-phase project spearheaded by Friends of Crossan’s, the Town of Yampa, and Historic Routt County. HRC was proud to be the fiscal agent and project manager of the Crossan’s rehab.

Project Milestones

  • 2006 – Town of Yampa purchased the building
  • 2008 – Crossan’s Market listed on the Routt County Register of Historic Properties
  • 2011 – Friends of Crossan’s formed
  • 2012 – Colorado Preservation Inc. (CPI) selected Crossan’s M & A Market as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places, due to its historical significance, its deteriorated condition, and the community support for its preservation.
  • 2013 – Rehabilitation Phase 1 began
  • 2016 – Todd Park Mohr played first “Call of the Wild” concert at the Antlers the benefit Crossan’s Market
  • 2017 – Rehabilitation Phase 2 began
  • 2017 –  CPI recognized the project with the prestigious Endangered Places Progress Award at the Dana Crawford Awards in May 2017.
  • 2018 – Rehabilitation Phase 3 began and project was completed
  • 2020 – Project awarded Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation!

Rehabilitation Phase 1

November 2013 marked the much-anticipated ground-breaking for the Crossan’s M & A Market Project. Led by contractor John Dobell with Dobell Contracting Company, Inc., work was accomplished to demolish the sidewalks, de-construct a shed in the back of the building and lift the building by about three feet so it can sit safely and securely on its new, stable foundation.

Crossan's Phase

Rehabilitation Phases 2

The purpose of Phase 2 was to rehabilitate the exterior and first floor interior of the market. This phase involved reinstalling utility lines including water, sewer, power, gas, telephone and fire suppression; rehabilitation of exterior siding and trim; replacement of roofing; rehabilitation of storefront windows, exterior doors, interior trim; and replacement of the wood floor in the mercantile area. Phase 2 was funded by a $200,000 SHF grant matched by a $400,000 Department of Local Affairs grant. Thanks to Jan Kaminski, Principal/Architect of Mountain Architecture Design Group, John Dobell of Dobell Contracting Company, and the hard work of so many others, we completed phase 2 in 2017.

Crossan's foundation

Rehabilitation Phase 3

Phase 3 was primarily funded by a final $200,000 SHF grant and Todd Park Mohr, who graciously agreed to play another fundraising concert. Phase 3 accomplished the final work needed to complete the project as an adaptive reuse including finishing the second floor and making the entire building ADA accessible so that it can be used for a community meeting space and offices for the Town of Yampa’s employees. The project was completed in summmer 2018.

Governor’s Award!

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