Category Archives: Longmont history

Johnnie St. Vrain: House, barn have become Longmont landmarks

   Hi Johnnie St. Vrain: We moved to town just over a year ago and have noticed the two houses (or house/barn?) that seem to be frozen in time in the process of moving all this time. They seem to … Continue reading

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Beginning in the ’60s, the city put light on a pedestal

Dear Johnnie: Why do so many Longmont neighborhoods have old man-high light posts all along the sidewalk? Was there some construction period when they were popular? Are there any neighborhoods where they are still actively used? Who pays for the … Continue reading

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Where Pratt meets Pratt, and the history behind them

Hi Johnnie: I moved to Boulder six years ago and would take occasional trips to Longmont. I knew that one of the main roads was called Ken Pratt Boulevard, but thought nothing of it. About two years ago, my wife … Continue reading

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That mystery building is a history building

Dear Johnnie: I’ve been wondering for years about the brick building with green trim on the west side of South Main by the railroad tracks at First Street. It appears to be well-maintained but gives no indication of what’s inside. … Continue reading

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Old Mill Park a victim of a down economy

Dear Johnnie: Could you please advise what is up with Old Mill Park? I am an avid supporter of the park and frequently take senior portraits in this local historical site. To my dismay, the park is no longer being … Continue reading

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