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Westminster Historic Landmarks

Westminster has a variety of historic resources scattered throughout the City.  Currently there are 20 properties designated on the Local, State or National Register.  Below is a listing of the designated properties and their history, along with information on surveyed properties that are eligible for landmark status and other points of historical interest.

Map of Westminster Historic Sites.

Local Landmarks
Bowles House, 3924 West 72nd Ave.
Charles and Julia Semper Farm, 9215 Pierce Street
Church's Stage Stop Well, 10395 Wadsworth Boulevard
Dudley C. Shoenberg Memorial Farm, 7231 Sheridan Boulevard
Lower Church Lake Barn and Silo, 10850 Wadsworth Boulevard
Penguin Building, 7265-7269 Lowell Boulevard
Marion Barn and Windmill, SWC of 120th and Pecos Street
Red & White Grocery Store (also known as Dawson & Bristol Hardware), 3947-3949 W. 73rd Avenue
Rodeo Super Market, 3915 W. 73rd Avenue
Savery Savory Mushroom Farm Water Tower
, East side of Federal Boulevard at 110th Avenue alignment
Wesley Chapel Cemetery Northeast corner of West 120th Avenue and Huron Street 
Westminster's First Town Hall, 3924 West 72nd Avenue
Westminster Grange Hall, 3935 West 73rd Avenue

Locally Landmarked Private Residences
Henry House Residence, 7319 Orchard Court
Margaret O'Gorman House, 8198 Irving Street
Merton and Mary Williams Residence, 7337 Wilson Court
Perry House, 4199 West 76th Avenue

State Register of Historic Places

Savery Savory Mushroom Farm Water Tower, east side of Federal Boulevard at 110th Avenue alignment

National and State Register of Historic Places
Bowles House, 3924 West 72nd Ave.
Gregory House, 8140 Lowell Blvd.
Harris Park School, 7200 Lowell Blvd.
Metzger Farm Open Space, Lowell Boulevard/120th Avenue
Union High School, 3455 West 72nd Ave.
Westminster University (aka Pillar of Fire), 3450 West 83rd Ave. (not in City)

For more information
The City of Westminster website provides more information about historic locations and architecture at the following locations:
A Brief History of Westminster
A Digital Walk Through Westminster History (including architectural styles)
History Panels at the Westminster Promenade provide a "free" outdoor museum
Historical Marker Program -  A bronze recognition of Westminster's notable places

For a complete listing of all surveyed properties in Westminster, see the Historic Resource Survey

Other locations of special interest
In addition to the sites that have been formally designated as historic landmarks, there are a number of other places in Westminster that are of historical interest, including: 

Cherokee Trail - Learn about this primary route for homesteaders in the 1800s. 

Farms of Westminster - Take an online tour of Westminster’s agricultural heritage.
Neighborhoods of Westminster
Stratford Lakes Subdivision - Read local author Gerda Pichler's account of the history of Stratford Lakes.

The Colorado Historical Society also provides information on Colorado landmarks. Visit the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation page for more information.

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