Historic Preservation Commission

Contact Information: 

Becky Smith, AICP
Planning Manager
P: 303.450.8741

Thede Farmhouse
An old photo of the Thede Farmhouse, located at 10950 Fox Run Parkway

Historic Preservation Commission

The Northglenn Historic Preservation Commission was created in 1997 to protect, preserve and enhance the city's cultural, social, economic, political and architectural heritage. The commission consists of seven regular and two alternate members that all serve three-year terms.

The commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., either in the Alpine Room at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, or at the Thede Farmhouse, Stonehocker Western Heritage Park, 10950 Fox Run Parkway Northglenn, CO 80233. Please check the city calendar or contact staff for location.

Northglenn Residents Needed

The Northglenn Historical Preservation Commission is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help preserve the history of Northglenn. The following positions are available:

  • Historian/museum - Collect, catalog, clean, repair, care for and store historic objects. Arrange museum exhibits, and interpret them for the public. Oversee the care and up-keep of museum quarters.
  • Librarian - Collect, catalog, clean, repair, care for and arrange historical books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs and other library materials.
  • Public relations - Promote programs, membership and funding of historical preservation through published information, lecture, radio and television programs.

The NHPC is also in search for people with the following professional qualifications: history, archeology, architectural history and architecture.

Stonehocker Property

The Thede Farmhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Historic Properties in 1998. The farmhouse is commonly referred to as the Stonehocker House. It sits at the center of Stonehocker Park on the eastern edge of the city boundary.

The commission is currently working to restore the Thede House as a museum and cultural center, showing the history of homesteading in Colorado.

Handicapped Accessibility
The Stonehocker farmhouse is a multi-story Queen Anne style home constructed in 1887 and as a result is not fully accessible to all persons with disabilities. Tours of the house require walking, stair climbing, and periods of standing. Access to the house requires navigating stairs, doors, and corridors that may be narrow. As a result, the historic house museum is not wheelchair accessible. Walking apparatus are permissible in the house museum. Certified service dogs are allowed in the house only when utilized for assisted physical care. Assistance navigating the house and climbing stairs is available upon request.

The Historic Preservation Commission will strive to provide any special accommodations you may require. Guided tours, brochures, and photo or other digital media may be available for viewing. Please contact us in advance for these arrangements.

Current Board Members

Joyce Downing
11932 McCrumb Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 02/12/2004
Term Expires: 03/23/2018

Maryann Gillespie
Vice Chair
930 Claire Lane
Northglenn, CO 80234
Initial Appointment: 03/25/1999
Term Expires: 05/12/2020

Jerry Gavette
1928 E. 117th Court
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 04/10/2008
Term Expires: 04/10/2020

Diane Cooksey
596 E. 116th Ave.
Northglenn, CO 80233
E-mail: N/A
Initial Appointment: 03/27/1997
Term Expires: 04/26/2019

Elizabeth Candelario
10673 Loren Lane
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 01/24/2008
Term Expires: 01/24/2020

Lauren Weatherly
1160 W. 99th Ave.
Northglenn, CO, 80260
Intial Appointment: 12/14/2015
Term Expires: 12/14/2018

Yvonne Lehman
721 W. 118th Avenue
Northglenn, CO 80234
Initial Appointment: 11/17/2011
Term Expires: 02/25/2019

Jack White
Alternate Member
10981 Acoma Street
Northglenn, CO 80234
Initial Appointment: 11/14/2016
Term Expires: 11/14/2019

Alternate Member

Jenny Willford
Ex-Officio Member
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 11/27/2017
Term Expires: Nov. 2019

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233