The Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is a listing of the state’s significant cultural resources worthy of preservation for the future education and enjoyment of Colorado’s residents and visitors. Properties listed on the Colorado State Register include individual buildings, structures, objects, districts and historical and archaeological sites.
The Grand Junction site is listed in recognition of its significant, historical roles in the Manhattan Project and the Cold War.
The official designation took place on July 26, 2016; the listing does not result in any restrictions or protections at the local level, it is an official action recognizing the importance of the DOE site not only to Mesa County but the entire nation.
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The National Register of Historic Places also includes the following Mesa County sites: the Colorado National Monument Visitor Center Complex, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Depot, and the Grand Valley Diversion Dam.