Cortez gives approval to historical sites
6 homes put on registry
Two East North Street, three East Montezuma Avenue and one North Washington Street structures are now listed as historical places with the city of Cortez.
Since 2010, the city has received two grants from the Colorado Historical Society to conduct 84 site surveys of potential historic structures. The most recent survey identified 29 residences eligible for the distinction.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the City Council voted unanimously to place six residential homes on the City’s Register of Historic Structures.
The newly added historic structures include:
Constructed in the early 1940s, a 1,575-square-foot, one-story home at 112 East North Street, owned by Sharon and Scott Wallace.
Constructed in 1909, a 1,400-square-foot, two-story home at 143 East North Street, owned by Karen and James Mischke.
Constructed in 1926, an 820-square-foot, one-story home at 237 East Montezuma Avenue, owned by Laura and Steve McHenry.
Constructed in 1944, a 1,320-square-foot, one-story home at 312 East Montezuma Avenue, owned by Amanda McNeil and Thomas Rea.
Constructed in 1930, a 1,260-square-foot, one-story home at 323 East Montezuma Avenue, owned by Maxine and Dick Keck.
Constructed in the 1920s, a 2,100-square-foot, one-story home at 206 North Washington Street, owned by Jerry Fetterman.
Upon being placed on the city register, homeowners must agree to consult with the Cortez Historical Preservation Board before any alterations or modifications are made to the structures. If character-defining features of the property are changed significantly, the property will simply be removed from the city register.
The City Register of Historic Structures currently includes 30 properties, with 14 added last year as a result of the first survey. Other sites listed on the city’s register include the Cortez Cultural Center, Calkins School Building, St. Barnabas Church and Montezuma Valley National Bank, to name a few.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council voted to apply for a third grant from the Colorado Historic Society to continue site surveys.