Historic Boulder sends warm holiday cheer and a huge thank you to the Boulder community for supporting for Historic Homes for the Holidays tour - one of Boulder's most enduring holiday traditions - for more than three decades.
Everything needs a little refreshing from time to time. The Historic Homes for the Holidays tour is "under construction" this year and will not be held. The event will return in 2016 bigger, better and more magical than ever.
Historic Boulder is fortunate to be growing and will introduce a full schedule of community events throughout 2016 soon. Join us for another year of learning about and saving the places that matter.
Hannah Connell Barker immigrated from Ireland and landed in the rough mining town of Ward in 1869. After a few years she moved to Boulder where she contributed herskills as a teacher, businesswoman and civic leader until her death in 1918. Her home at 800 Arapahoe Avenue was the gathering place for many community events. After Hannah's death, the building fell into disrepair and was in danger of being demolished until, in 2010 the house was donated to Historic Boulder. The first four phases of a five-phaserehabilitation have been successfully completed and this treasured landmark has now been sold to an ideal steward.
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