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St. Vrain Historical Society

History of Used Book Emporium

Have you ever been curious about the history of the Used Book Emporium? Keep reading to find out! In 1879, out of the rubble left by Longmont’s first catastrophic fire, two brothers-in-law constructed the building that still sits on…

Ken Pratt History

Who is Ken Pratt and why did Longmont name Highway 119 after him? There are thousands of Longmont residents who remember driving along Florida Avenue up until the late 1990s when Colorado Highway 119 was renamed Ken Pratt Boulevard…

Vance Brand History

Vance Brand was born in Longmont, Colorado on May 9, 1931. His grandparents Frank and Alma Brand moved to Boulder County in the late 1890s. After working as a stage coach driver in Boulder, Frank bought a farm in Hygiene, Colorado.…

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…

“Old” St. Stephen’s Church

Old St. Stephen's Church was built in 1881 as the first home for the congregation of St. Stephen's Episcopal parish. The congregation of 45 communicants held their first services in their new church on Palm Sunday in April 1882. The…

HoverHome

Hoverhome is a very special place for your most meaningful day. The history and elegance of Hoverhome offers a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions can accommodate up to 150 guests. The…