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Aurora’s historic landmarks tell the story of the city, from a small 19th century “trolley town” on the fringes of an emerging metropolis, to a growing suburb of the 1950s. Homes, businesses, public buildings and points of interest are the physical memories of Aurora’s rich history.
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Explore Aurora's Historic Sites

From Centennial House and the Hornbein Building near Colfax, to the DeLaney Farm historic district, to the Coal Creek Schoolhouse; Aurora’s historic landmarks are at your fingertips!

Aurora has 26 individual landmarks, two historic districts, and two cultural heritage sites.

List of Aurora's Historic Landmarks

For more information about how to tours of the Historic Sites, or participate in education programs, demonstrations, lectures, and more, visit the Aurora History Museum.


Located at 2501 N Dallas St, City of Aurora, Adams County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to City Code Section 146-1903, of a public hearing by the Aurora Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Colorado, to consider a Local Landmark application to designate the Stanley Aviation Building as Aurora Historic Landmark #27. Any person may appear at such hearing and present evidence upon any matter to be determined by the Aurora Historic Preservation Commission. For more information, please call 303-739-6661.

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The history of Aurora, as illustrated by its remaining historic buildings, structures and sites, is a valuable resource that needs to be shared with the community and preserved for the future. The Aurora City Council created the Historic Preservation Commission in 1985 to assist residents in the preservation of unique community assets, both archaeological and historical. The Historic Preservation Commission’s landmarking process provides a way for both public and privately owned buildings to be preserved for future generations.
Historic Preservation Commission

This 11 member citizens commission works to promote and preserve Aurora's historic resources through community outreach and a landmarking program. Learn more about the Commission.

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Are you interested in historic preservation? The city of Aurora’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is currently seeking candidates to fill vacancies. Applicants must be residents and registered voters within the city of Aurora. If you are interested, please get in touch with us via email at hpc@auroragov.org by calling 303-739-6661 to receive all the details. Apply to become a Commissioner.

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Local Historic Landmark Designation

The Historic Preservation Commission’s landmarking process provides a way for both public and privately owned buildings to be preserved for future generations.

Preservation Reports & Studies

Review survey reports and historic studies.
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