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Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District

Georgetown-Silver Plume, Colorado
County of Clear Creek.
I-70, Georgetown-Silver Plume vicinity
National Register Number: 66000243
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: CO-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Historic District; www.clearcreekcounty.org; www.historicgeorgetown.org; 303-569-2840.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 13, 1966):
The Georgetown-Silver Plume area flourished because of gold and silver production. The two communities have retained much of their mid-19th-century boom-town atmosphere.

Currently the condition of the district is excellent. Seven nonprofit organizations are active in the preservation of their communities, and both town governments continue to place preservation of historic resources as a primary goal. The small portion of the NHL owned by the Forest Service is in good condition. A current planning effort by the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) focuses on relieving the intense traffic congestion on the 144-mile long mountain corridor of Interstate 70, which bisects the historic district.

The threat level is watch due to the possible future adverse effects from the proposed widening of the interstate highway.

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