A countywide Historic Landmark Register is being created by a citizen group representing the four historical societies within Delta County. They have met for the purpose of forming a Delta County Historic Landmark Board from which applications for historic landmark designation will be reviewed and recommendations made for including the structure or site on a local historic register.
With the exception of the City of Delta, which already has a historic register, citizens owning historic structures or sites throughout Delta County and who wish to certify such historic properties on any historic register have available only the State (of Colorado) Historic Register or the National Historic Register as options for historic designation.
Following an application process, now being determined, applications will be presented, first, to the Delta County Historic Landmark Board, then to the Delta County Board of County Commissioners in a public hearing for county approval prior to being placed on the local Delta County Historic Landmark Register. Having a property, structure, or site placed on an "official" historic register not only gives it the recognition it deserves as a historic structure, but presents funding resources and opportunities for renovation and historic repairs which would not otherwise be available.
The Delta County Historic Landmark Board is seeking additional members, who must live in Delta County, and who have an interest and passion for preserving our history as represented in our homes, buildings or other sites. Interested applicants should contact either Jim Wetzel (874-8721), or Leigh Ann Hunt (874-6691) for additional details. Membership in a local historical society is not required.
Historic designation has no effect on the legal status of any designated property. Nominations or applications for historic landmark designation are simply mechanisms to recognize and certify the historic aspect of the structure or site. Buildings, houses or other structures must be at least 50 years old and be relatively unchanged from the original exterior appearance. The Delta County Historic Landmark Board is currently working on all details regarding applications and registry criteria.blog comments powered by Disqus