In 2016, the town of Elizabeth obtained a grant from History Colorado to develop a historic context - or history - on the town of Elizabeth, to identify the places and architecture that give Elizabeth its unique identity, and to make recommendations to further historic preservation efforts in the town.  Square Moon Consultants, LLC, was hired, and work started during the fall of 2016.  The project held two open house sessions - one on November 21, 2016, and the second on December 10, 2016 - to solicit public input on the project.  A draft report entitled "Elizabeth, Colorado:   Enduring Heritage of a Small Town on the Divide: 1881-1965" is now available for public review.   


​A short promotional video on the town's history and the project is also underway.  A final presentation on the report's findings and the first public screening of the video is scheduled for the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 PM.

Historic Context Study

Review the documents here.

Your input is wanted!  We are collecting input on our draft report.  Comments will be accepted through Wednesday, May 15th and can be submitted electronically to gerickson@ci.elizabeth.co.us or by phone to (720) 593-1366.  Contact the Jim Steely, Historian, at (720) 593-1366 for more information


(303) 646-4166

151 S Banner Street, Elizabeth Colorado   80107