The Vision

  North London Mill Preservation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, aims to preserve Colorado's mining heritage and develop an alternative model for outdoor recreation, minimizing impact on land and resources, while remaining responsive and responsible to surrounding communities.

The North London Mill site lies at the base of the historic high mountain pass connecting Park and Lake Counties, CR12, Mosquito Pass. From 1892 to 1942, the North London Mill processed one of Colorado's richest gold strikes. NoLo is rehabilitating the site for a unique backcountry experience that combines historic preservation, outdoor recreation and education, and the arts and sciences. Since its incorporation in 2017 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, NoLo has raised over $1M in grant funding and private donations to rehabilitate the site. 

In November, 2023, the 1883 North London Mining Office received its Certificate of Occupancy from Park County. It can accommodate six overnight visitors, and has hot and cold running water, shower, flush toilet, propane oven and stove, WiFi, wood and propane stoves for heat. 

The North London Office Following Completion of the Exterior Rehabilitation, 2021

The Plaster-on-Lath Walls and Tongue-in-Groove Wood Floors have been Faithfully Restored

(Above and Below) The North London Office in 2017

With funding from History Colorado State Historical Fund, Park County Land and Water Trust Fund, and Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety, NoLo has begun the huge project to stabilize and rehabilitate the monumental Park County landmark. The building will serve as an interpretive space, shelter, a monument to its own past, and a place for concerts of acoustic music, art installations, and other events. 

As this 1935 photograph illustrates, the North London Mill site was once a thriving enterprise, with multiple structures that served as offices, dwellings, and utility buildings.