The Poudre Landmarks Foundation Welcomes You to Explore the Diverse History of Early Fort Collins
Join us as we envision a community that understands, appreciates, and values its past.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation
PLF works to realize this vision by preserving, restoring, protecting and interpreting the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. Poudre Landmarks Foundation accomplishes this through the care and management of Historic Landmark sites owned by the City of Fort Collins, and by providing educational programs and events focused on early life in Fort Collins.
The Avery House
This Exquisite home was built in 1879 and was the family home of Franklin and Sara Avery and their three children. The home was built of sandstone from local quarries and includes a carriage house, large yard, gazebo, and fountain. The Avery House is located on Mountain Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins and serves as a museum honoring life at the turn of the 20th Century.
Link to the
Google Map of Avery House
The 1882-83 Historic Water Works
The Water Works facility was constructed in 1882-83 to provide the growing town of Fort Collins with an adequate supply of water for fighting the building fires that plagued the early township. The facility is located at the western edge of Fort Collins on a 26 acre site that also features a portion of the Cherokee and Overland trails which led gold seekers, emigrants, and outlaws through the western frontier.
Link to the
Google Map of the Historic Water Works