Did you hear?... REI wins a 2001 National Preservation Honor Award

REI wins a 2001 National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historical Preservation, recognizing the company for their restoration of the 1901 Denver Tramway Building.
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REI wins a 2001 National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historical Preservation, recognizing the company for their restoration of the 1901 Denver Tramway Building. Once the power plant for Denver's trolley system and later a transportation museum, the building had fallen into disrepair by the late 1990s. After selecting the building as the site for their Denver, Colo. flagship store, REI spent two years refurbishing the building. "REI could have built a sprawling new facility, but it chose to honor this piece of Denver's past instead. REI's restoration sets a standard that other major national retailers should consider," said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust. "This magnificent restoration of a Denver landmark proves that historic preservation can work well for a large corporate franchise." In September, the store was also officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.For information and images on the 2001 Preservation Award winners, visit
www.nationaltrust.org.

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