National Register of Historic Places

August 9, 2006

National Register of Historic PlacesThe Fort is Listed on the National Register of
Historic Places

The Famous Replica of the Original Bent’s Fort takes its Place in History

Morrison, CO – The Fort Restaurant, a replica of Bent’s Fort, will now be a preserved part of history. As of August 4, 2006, the National Register of Historic Places along with the Colorado Historical Society named The Fort on their register as an important part of Colorado and United States history. Applicants for the National Register are evaluated on architecture, engineering, their significance within American history, culture and historical integrity. Through the work that Dr. Sam’l P. Arnold did with The Fort and with the help of the Tesoro Foundations educational programs, The Fort was able to achieve this prestigious honor.

According to the Historian for the National Park Service, Linda McClelland, “This two-story Pueblo Revival building is exceptionally important at the state level of significance for its rendition of traditional adobe construction and an architectural form that not only reflects Colorado’s rich heritage but is built according to the original 19th century plans for the construction of Bent’s Fort…”

The National Register of Historic Places is a division of the National Park Service within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The process of registry includes consideration of structure, location and use. They also evaluate the property to ensure that they have made a significant contribution to our history and that they embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction. All registered historic sites are listed at www.cr.nps.gov/nr/.

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