Historic Greeley was awarded a $167,000 grant in February 2016 to assist in the exterior and interior rehabilitation of the Greeley Masonic Temple. The structure, now privately owned, will open as an event center and pub after a complete renovation and adaptive rehabilitation.
Historic Greeley is assisting Family of Christ Presbyterian church in the relocation and rehabilitation of the Bessie Smith House, a 1907 Foursquare designed by the noted female architect of the same name. The house was threatened with demolition by the City of Greeley in the expansion of Greeley’s City Hall complex.
Historic Greeley was the recipient of a $10,000 matching grant in the 2015 Community Foundation Endowment Challenge program. The grant assists Historic Greeley in its campaign to build an endowment to support and maintain Greeley’s finest historic home.
Historic Greeley nominated the Downtown Historic District in 2002 to bring historic preservation incentives and protections to Greeley’s first commercial district. The multi-block district was approved and established on the local register with no opposition from any of the dozens of property owners within the district.
A significant downtown landmark on the local register, the 1940s-era neon sign was spared from demolition in the expansion of Weld County government parking lots. Historic Greeley brokered the deal between the city and county governments and the owners to de-list the sign, move it to the new car dealership location, and re-designate it on the local historic register.
When this last vestige of the World War II prisoner of war camp west of Greeley was threatened by the expansion of Highway 34, Historic Greeley rallied government and private groups to move the masonry bases to a nearby highway pull-out and designate them to the Greeley Historic Register.
This 2010 event raised thousand of dollars to assist the Cranford Neighborhood in its legal effort to establish a historic district in this residential neighborhood. The district, ultimately denied by the City Council, opened several of its most significant homes and gardens to hundreds of Greeley residents appreciative of the Craftsman-era architecture.
In 2014 Historic Greeley featured a tour of the city’s finest historic home, exhibiting the the exquisite 1907 interiors. The home, preserved by the continuous ownership of Greeley’s prominent Southard and Gillespie family, was one of the most significant of those designed by female architect Bessie Smith, a rarity at the turn of the 20th century.
The State Historical Fund awarded Historic Greeley a $15,000 grant to assess the structure and develop recommendations for the preservation and use of one of Greeley's finest historic homes.
In 2006, while the local Masonic order sought to reduce operational expenses of their lodge, Historic Greeley garnered a $90,000 State Historical Fund grant on behalf of the Masons to rehabilitate windows and doors and replace an outdated HVAC system.
Historic Greeley procured and administered two SHF grants from 2008 to 2011 on behalf of one of Greeley’s most prominent downtown churches to replace and rehabilitate heating and electrical systems, as well as the roof, windows, and doors.
Historic Greeley served as the non-profit applicant for the owners of the Greeley State Armory for a Historic Structure Assessment grant from the SHF. The grant paid for the structure study which uncovered a critical roof failure from the building’s previous use as a bar with a vintage plane suspended inside.
Historic Greeley procured, then transferred a $200,000 grant from the State Historical Fund to the City of Greeley toward this Beaux-Arts building’s adaptive re-use as the Greeley History Museum.