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