Upcoming Events


History Returns to
Wood Avenue

After a year and a half of the lamp lights project we are ecstatic to have our lamp posts shining bright again. Through  hard work and determination, a group of ONEN residents worked to locate then repair and rebuild the lamps. And after partnering with the Utilities Department were able have the electric updated and onthen  April 14th they were returned to their rightful place. We are so ecstatic and appreciative to the team that made this happen!

Where our story began

The day the lights were unexpectedly taken down.

A joy to see! CSU putting our lights back up to shine on our neighborhood.

Visit the Lamplighters page to learn more about
the history of the lamps and the journey to bring them home.

Thank you to our sponsors.

They support us so let's do the same for them!

Get to know The Old North End

About ONEN

Welcome to an overview that will acquaint you with the present ONEN Board of Directors, provide information regarding the By-Laws which govern this 501c3 non-profit neighborhood association, and introduce you to the North End Master Plan that outlines objectives to “achieve neighborhood preservation and enhancement.” Learn about neighborhood sources of communication that keep residents informed. We welcome and need your written input and active participation. You will find contact information throughout the website. Please volunteer!


We live in a beautiful historic neighborhood that has played a prominent role in the 150 years of Colorado Springs’ history. Read an overview of its amazing history and view a map of the neighborhood boundaries and the two National Register Historic Districts this includes. Read about museums and other historic properties in our region and choose among the neighborhood's several tours that highlight its built and natural environments.


Old North End neighbors have a commitment to maintain their historic properties and medians and to promote the family friendly community we all call home. Learn about the numerous committees that focus on these and other priorities: Historic Preservation, Transit, Street Safety, CC Liaison, North End Woodlands and Events. A special committee formed with Penrose Hospital addresses areas of mutual concern.

Historic Preservation Initiatives

Over the years, whether it is in collaboration with the City or with each other, property owners have worked hard to maintain the neighborhood's historic character. From monitoring and contesting zoning issues, to the application for National Register status and writing its own Master Plan, the work continues and is prolific. Under this category you will find books that highlight volunteer efforts over the past sixty-three years to the present and celebrate the neighborhood architecture and history.

How does a homeowner create a home that both accommodates “present-day” needs and yet maintains the charm and architectural integrity of the historic fabric? Under this category you will find basic requirements for projects that need a building permit, zoning information, and the Interpretive Guide, a visual guide to best practices when renovating or restoring your home.


We pride ourselves on being the neighborhood that is either like the one we grew up in or wished we had. We know our neighbors, and we like being neighborly. Under events, you will find a variety of family activities the neighborhood hosts on an annual basis. There are other more spontaneous events not sponsored by ONEN such as block parties, tea or coffee meet-ups, and holiday decorating of our beautiful homes.

Remember to keep supporting our ONEN sponsors -
we couldn't do it without you!

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