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The History Buff Itinerary

History Buff (Two-Day) Itinerary Before embarking on a tour of Longmont, learn more about the history of our City here. DAY ONE Start your journey back in time at Aime’s Love Bakery. This gluten-free bakery offers pastries, muffins,…

A Haunted History: The Imperial Hotel

Come with us as we explore the Imperial Hotel located in historic, downtown Longmont. Is it haunted? Decide for yourself and continue to read…if you dare. George Zweck, a Prussian immigrant, began to build a hotel in downtown Longmont in…

A Haunted History: The Ed Jones Building

Come with us as we explore the haunted happenings inside the City of Longmont’s Ed Jones Building located in historic, downtown Longmont. Is it haunted? Decide for yourself and continue to read…if you dare. Built in 1897, the Ed Jones…

Longmont Theatre Has a Storied History

The Longmont Performing Arts Center, 513 Main St., has a long history that dates back to the late 1930s, and this year they celebrate their 61st season. Originally called The Fox Theatre, the building was built in 1939. (Fun Fact: Both Gone…

The Longmont Observer

The mission of The Longmont Observer is to consistently provide the only non-partisan, community-driven, locally focused news in Longmont, Colorado. The Longmont Observer 720-600-2977 www.longmontobserver.org

St. Vrain Historical Society

The St. Vrain Historical Society (SVHS) was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1967 after functioning for many years as a less formal group. The Society's activities are managed by a 15 member Board of Directors who meet monthly, and…

What the Dickens Happened?

William H. Dickens was a relative of Charles Dickens, wealthy and influential Boulder County businessman, and murder victim. He was a famous 19th Century resident of Longmont whose influence is still evident today. William Henry Dickens Jr.…

History of Longmont

It all began 145 years ago in the Windy City of Chicago when a group of prominent men decided to start a new community in Colorado. These men sold memberships to this new town called the Chicago-Colorado Colony, and by the summer of 1871, a…

#TBT Stephen Harriman Long

Longmont is named for the famous 14,259-foot mountain peak that you can see throughout town, known to Coloradoans as a fourteener (or 14er), one of 53 Colorado mountain summits that exceeds 14,000 feet in elevation. Longmont comes from the…

#TBT Park Hotel

Now that the Turkey Plant has been demolished, a new view looking north past the plant has emerged in downtown Longmont. Just what is the ‘HOTEL’ painted along the top of one of the historic buildings on the 200 block of east Main Street?…

#TBT February 13, 1905 Main Street Fire

110 years ago on February 13, 1905, the Masonic Temple on the 300 block of Main Street caught fire in the early morning hours, resulting in one of the largest and costliest fires in Longmont, Colorado’s history. At approximately 1:50 a.m.,…

#TBT Eddie Eagan

Eddie Patrick Francis Eagan spent his high school years in Longmont and went on to gain international acclaim for being the only person to have won a gold medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Besides his athletic prowess,…

#TBT Longmont Presbyterian College

Longmont Presbyterian College, 546 Atwood St., was Longmont, Colorado’s first college. It was founded by the Presbyterian Synod of Colorado on November 24, 1885. The people of Longmont made a generous offer of land, cash, and free water as…