We welcome our newest sponsor:The Historic Preservation Alliance
The following contributed by The Historic Preservation Alliance Board:
The Historic Preservation Alliance is the leading voice for historic preservation in the Pikes Peak Region. We work with property owners, neighborhood organizations and local government to protect, preserve, promote and celebrate the historic places that define our stunning community at the foot of Pikes Peak. Our member supported nonprofit has grown over our 22-year history through advocacy, education, events and strategic alliances.
We offer education outreach tours, lectures and field trips to help reveal a deeper story of our heritage and serve to introduce our members to the rich diverse places and spaces in our community. We invite you to learn more and remain engaged throughout the year as we embrace many inspiring educational events and fun opportunities scheduled throughout this year. This year our theme is Preservation by the People, honoring the personal efforts by so many to protect and steward our heritage.
Join us! Become engaged. Learn how together we can protect and preserve the best of the past for the future. We are a city of Olympian-size ideals, deserving of balanced beauty – both natural and throughout our built environment – and respect for our unique heritage.
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.
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.