Colfax Neon Signs, 1895 Stage Stop Most Endangered

DENVER (AP) — Neon signs along Colfax Avenue and an old stagecoach stop in Grand County are among the places considered the most endangered in Colorado.

Colorado Preservation, Inc. announced its picks for this year’s list Thursday.

The signs of the motels and restaurants that competed for the attention of travelers along Colfax in the 1950s and ’60s are in danger because of redevelopment. Some are attached to buildings that are dilapidated.

The buildings at the 4 Bar 4 Bar Ranch, which served as a stop for travelers over Berthoud Pass, were built in 1895. Preservationists think they may only be able to withstand another few winters of heavy snow.

The other sites are the Hahn’s Peak fire lookout, Montoya Ranch in Huerfano County and a group of mid-century office buildings in Arapahoe County.

Additional Resources

To learn more about the sites on this year’s Most Endangered Places list visit ColoradoPreservation.org.

Watch CBS4’s complete 2014 Colorado’s Most Endangered Places special.

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