Walk by 800 Arapahoe and you’ll notice all sorts of developments, from a unique, upcycled fiber arts installation on the fence to the fruits of the labor of HistoriCorps and their volunteers: a beautiful “new” front porch.
Watch this space (and like us on Facebook!) for more updates on Phase 3B and beyond. Thanks to everyone for your continuing support and enthusiasm for this important project!
Saving Hannah's house
Hannah Connell Barker immigrated from Ireland and landed in the rough mining town of Boulder in 1869, contributing herskills as a teacher, businesswoman and civic leader until her death in 1918. Her home at 800 Arapahoe Ave. was the welcoming site of many community gatherings. 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 preservation and renovation of Hannah's house is Historic Boulder's main goal today. The first three phases of a five-phase rehabilitation has been completed.
Visiting Boulder?Or, would you like to learn more about your historic neighborhood? Schedule a walking tour and step back into Boulder's past. Boulder Walking Tours can help! Contact Lori Hunter to schedule your walking tour today!