Historic image of downtown Telluride

National Register of Historic Places

Telluride, Colorado

In 1966, the U.S. Senate enacted a bill that preserves and protects historic landmarks, places, and districts. A historic district includes buildings, properties, or historically rich land that is protected because of its history or architectural significance.

Telluride is a designated National Historic Landmark District that encompasses 80 acres of downtown Telluride and 7 acres outside of downtown. As one of four communities in Colorado with this designation, Telluride residents are committed to the preservation efforts of its Old West architecture, open space, and small mountain town lifestyle.

Telluride is a wonderful community to be a part of and we take great pride in our town’s architecture and that of the homes built here.

For more information on Telluride, Colorado history and its National Historic Landmark District, please view the PDF version of the town’s registration form.

Sanborn map

1908 Telluride Map

Historic Telluride, CO

The Sanborn Insurance Company made maps of many towns and cities in the U.S. and these are valuable resources for historians and historic preservation analysis. This Telluride map is a compilation of a loose-leaf set of maps for Telluride and is dated 1908. This is the last Sanborn map before the expiration of the Period of Significance in 1913. If your home or building is shown on this map, it is historic.