Old Colorado City

Where History Comes to Life

Helping preserve the past, to build the future

Old Colorado City got its first building in 1859 when Melancathon Beach and Dr. James Garvin built a log cabin near the banks of Fountain Creek. Since then, this two-square-mile region has been the territorial capitol of Colorado Territory, a Wild West mining supply town and a thriving shopping district and neighborhood. Today, its history and local flavor attract tourists from around the world.

The Old Colorado City Foundation wants to keep it that way. We work with the Old Colorado City businesses and our local Historical Society to let residents and visitors alike know about this unique part of Colorado Springs. We are involved in a variety of projects to promote Old Colorado City as a place to visit and to make sure our visitors are comfortable, safe and happy while they are here.

Do you see the ghosts of the wild west when you walk our streets? Have you enjoyed events, concerts and artwalks here? Help us preserve this storied district by making a donation today.


Our Mission

“Old Colorado City Foundation (OCCF) is a nonprofit foundation founded in 2013 with the Mission to preserve the past while planning for the future. The OCCF will promote, preserve, and enhance the historic integrity of the Old Colorado City Historic District of Colorado Springs, CO. In collaboration with local partners, the Foundation will serve as a catalyst for beautification, improvement, and economic promotion to encourage the development of OCC as a premiere shopping, dining, art, and recreation district in the Pikes Peak Region.”


The Old Colorado City Foundation wants to preserve the heritage and history of Colorado Avenue, while meeting the modern needs of our community. Each planned initiative will help us serve our community better by providing a safe place for visitors of all ages and abilities to eat, shop and play.

Mailing Address

  • 2324 W Colorado Ave,
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80904