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October 2017 Update

The North London Mill site has been recognized by the Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (PCHPAC) as a local landmark. 
The Boundary of the Historic North London Mill Site 

With historical research assistance from Christie Wright at the Park County Local History Archives and local historian Jerry Davis and research funding from the State University of New York at New Paltz, the application for landmark recognition was submitted by North London Mill Preservation, Inc. (NoLo).

Through grassroots fundraising and grants from the PCHPAC and the Alma Foundation, NoLo was able to raise $6,000 to commission an archeological site survey, conducted in August and September by Alpine Archeological Consultants of Montrose, CO to determine the scope and limits of the site.

The site was officially determined to be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) by History Colorado, Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, on April 5, 1992. Alpine Archeological Consultant’s recent assessment of the site confirms that it should continue to be considered NRHP eligible. NoLo will pursue national landmark recognition for the site.

August Update

We are so grateful to the 35+ individuals who helped us reach our goal of $1,000 in matching funds for a donation from our friend Niles Emerick, whose employer Apple, will also match his gift. That's $3,000! Half the cost of the archeological site survey we will conduct this month in order to determine the breadth, scope, and specifics of the North London Mill site for our application for landmark status with Park County. ParkCo has also generously donated financial resources for this survey. 

We are working closely with History Colorado as we finalize our construction grant application, due October 1, to restore the North London Office for use as a year-round backcountry hut for all to enjoy. Work could begin as early as June, 2018. 

Kate and I finally got the chance to hike to the summit, and we got a great view of Lake County. Lots of pika and marmots, and the wildflowers were spectacular. Such a magical place.