Events in our Neighborhood
We pride ourselves on being the neighborhood that is either like the one we grew up in or wished we had.
Who built your home? Was it someone’s dream house, an early developer’s spec house, or was it built to be a rental? Who lived in it? Were they upstanding citizens or notorious characters? ONEN’s house plaque/research program can lead you to some surprising discoveries about your home. Click here for a brief outline of the requirements to obtain an ONEN house plaque.
Longtime Old North End resident Matt Railey initiated the Old North End Neighborhood plaque program in 1986. After researching his own Tejon Street home, he wrote a book entitled Sadie’s House, which chronicled the fascinating history of his house and the process that he used to complete his research. Previous ONEN president Dave Munger requested that Matt present a workshop for ONEN homeowners in which house research tips were addressed. Homeowners who completed the research became eligible for specially-designed bronze plaques.
ONEN will host its 2022 House History Workshop in September or October. Watch the newsletter for an announcement of the scheduled date. In the interim, ONEN Historic Preservation Committee members are happy to assist plaque applicants or house history researchers who need assistance. Contact us at email@example.com.
Due to Penrose staff time and library space, workshop attendance is limited to 10 adult participants. Contact Susan Darby at 227-0211 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
In the fall of 2013, the Pikes Peak Library District Special Collections Department was engaged by the Old North End Historic Preservation Committee to preserve and maintain all approved ONEN plaque applications which contain a release document signed by the homeowner/plaque applicant. These applications are not currently digitized but are available for viewing by the public on site at the Penrose Library Special Collections Department. When requesting access to ONEN’s house plaque applications, ask for collection number MSS 0403.
Since the inception of the program, the homes listed below are among those which have received plaques: