The Boulder Shambhala Center designated as a local landmark

The Boulder Shambhala Center received the first of two awards commemorating its designation as a local landmark at a ceremony held at the Chautauqua Park Community Center on Monday night. The first is a framed paper certificate, the second will be a bronze plaque to install on the building’s exterior. The plaque describes the building’s history in brief, from its inception as the Physician’s Building in 1905 to its current incarnation as the Boulder Shambhala Center. To read the full text of the plaque we will receive, stop by our publicity office!

In a relaxed, convivial ceremony, the Heritage Roundtable also recognized several preservation projects from 2016, including the remarkable rehabilitation of the Hannah Barker house on 8th and Arapahoe, and the restoration of the 4-faced clock at 13th and Pearl in front of the Wells Fargo building. The clock has been restored to working order after lying idle for decades, and will chime on the quarter hour, in precise atunement to Boulder’s own atomic clock at the Bureau of Standards.

The ceremony was attended by about 75 grey-haired and not-so-grey-haired citizens passionate about the history of Boulder, honoring owners, architects, contractors, writers and clock restorers who have been involved in restoration, landmarking and historical writing projects in 2016.

-text by Eileen Malloy, pictured here with the plaque!