The Power of Heritage & Place: An Evening with Dana Crawford

Monday, May 20, 2019

5:30 pm (doors at 4:30)

Chief Theater: 813 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs


Join us for a special evening with Dana Crawford, notable preservationist, developer and winner of the Governor’s Citizenship Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens for their contributions to the vitality of our state.

“Dana Crawford highlights what citizenship means in Colorado. She pioneered the redevelopment of Larimer Square – Denver’s original Main Street and led the redevelopment and preservation of countless buildings in Denver and across our state. The Governor’s Citizenship Medal is a tribute to the incredible impact Dana has made in Colorado.” – Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

FREE presentation generously sponsored by Main Street Steamboat Springs, the City of Steamboat Springs, Historic Routt County, and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

About Dana Crawford: Award-winning preservationist Dana Crawford initiated a concept of urban renewal that was a first of its kind in the United States. She pioneered the redevelopment of Denver’s historic Larimer Square in the mid 1960’s. She has gone on to redevelop more than a million square feet of historic property in the city of Denver. In July 2014, Union Station Alliance opened the 125,000 square foot, 54-million-dollar revitalization of the Denver Union Station transit hub. That same year she received the Urban Land Institute’s Legacy Award for initiating Union Station’s reclamation plus decades of development which have redefined Denver. Recently, she has turned her attention to communities across the state including Trinidad, Pueblo, Broomfield, and Idaho Springs. In 1996 she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and in October, 2018, she received the state’s highest award – the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal – honoring recipients for their contributions to the strength and vitality of the state.

Dana Crawford was featured on PBS Colorado Experience