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Grand Junction Historic Preservation Board presents two awards

Historic preservation month.
Historic preservation month.((KKCO/KJCT))
Published: May. 14, 2022 at 7:56 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The National Trust for Historic Preservation and History Colorado celebrates Historic Preservation Month in May.

The Grand Junction Historic Preservation board partakes in the celebration each year by recognizing a property or project that aims to preserve the community’s cultural history.

This year, the board decided to present two awards. One is to Elysium Studios, a tattoo studio, for their ongoing pursuit to preserve the former First Church of Christ, Scientist building, and the second to a Tope Elementary School second grade class for its project on the history of their school for its 80th anniversary. Sidney Wood, a member of the Historic Preservation board, said preserving historic structures provides a sense of place.

“It shows us where we have. It shows us our past, and it points toward our future when we are able to preserve those structures and use them in new ways,” said Wood. “And I think downtown Grand Junction would not be what it is without its historic Main Street, historic Seventh Street, and these beautiful buildings that make it what it is, and we are proud to have these here.”

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