The National Western Stadium Arena is the first of three landmarks to be discussed by Denver City Council as a designated historic landmark.
The news marks a milestone for the National Western Center project that honors the rich history of the stock show site.
“We have been committed to honoring the stock show’s past since the inception of the National Western Center master planning process,” said Kelly Leid, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, said in a statement. “Preserving its historic significance adds value to the overall experience of the future National Western Center. This milestone is another great step as we continue to find ways to keep the stock show’s history alive for generations to come.”
The South Lincoln Street historic district and the Emily Griffith Opportunity School are also being considered for the designation.
The applications were submitted by owners of the properties. Denver seeks to preserve and protect structures that tell the story of the city's past.
A fourth application for a historic landmark is expected to be submitted later this year for a single-family house near City Park.
Denver currently has 334 historic landmarks and 51 historic districts.