© 2002 Updated: 6/18/02

ANTENNA TOWER - SPECIAL REPORT

Distances from broadcast towers to historic places

Estimates based on 1994 Morrison & Evergreen 7.5 Quad maps, U.S. Geological Survey (5280 feet = one mile)


National Register Historic Place*

Distances in feet from
Antenna Tower Clusters
**
A
B
C
D
1 Golden City limits (7 - 12th Street Neighborhood)
7200
4000
5000
14000
2 Magic Mountain (Archeological site)
14200
12500
12000
13450
3 Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive (L.M. Road)
1000
250
500
20500
4 Lookout Mtn Park (Buffalo Bill Grave/Pahaska)
3000
450
1000
20600
5 Lorraine Lodge (Boettcher Mansion)
500
3200
3300
21500
6 Colorow Point Park
500
3200
3300
21500
7 Mother Cabrini Shrine Stone House
10000
9500
8000
14300
8 Thiede Homestead
13000
14200
12900
12000
9 Katherine Craig Park (Genesee Camp)
11000
14500
14300
22000
10 Genesee Park (Chief Hosa/Patrick House)
12500
16500
16000
16000
11 Deaton Sculptured House (nominated in 2001)
14000
16700
16200
20500
12 Mount Vernon House
16500
14800
14300
7500
13 Red Rocks Park (Amphitheatre/Trading Post)
15800
15000
14500
4000
14 Dinosaur Ridge (National Landmark)
18000
14700
13600
7000
15 Rooney Ranch (Colorado Centennial Farm)
23000
20000
18900
8200
16 Morrison Historic District
27800
28200
27500
8200
17 Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Drive
23000
24000
22900
6000
18 Starbuck Park (Idledale)
22300
24000
22900
7300

**Location of “High Power” Broadcast Antenna Towers:

A - Lookout Mountain off Colorow Road, adjacent to Boettcher Mansion: KRMA-6, KCFR-FM, KUVO-FM, and microwave + “low power” on Excel & Pinnacle towers

B - Lookout Mountain off Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive, adjacent to Buffalo Bill Grave and Pahaska Teepee: KFMD-FM (Clear Channel plans to add 3 more FMs), KWGN-2, KCEC-50, K57BT-57, KTFD-43, KBPI-FM, KALC-FM, and estimated 100 “low power”

C - Lookout Mountain off Cedar Lake Road, within a residential (1924 plat) neighborhood: KCNC-4, KMGH-7, KUSA-9, KUSA radar, KDVR-31, KDVR-32, KOSI-FM, KKHK-FM, KRFX-FM, KFMD-FM, and estimated 1000 “low power”

D - Mount Morrison above Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre: KIMN-FM and estimated 200 “low power”


*Colorado Historical Society, JeffCo Historical Commission Cultural Resource Survey, and Golden Legacy Project officials estimate over 300 additional sites within three miles of the Lookout Mountain antenna tower clusters are potentially ELIGIBLE for National Register of Historic Places.

Over 250 properties and archaeological sites are in and around Golden and Morrison, which promotes historic preservation to attract visitors. Historic homes, archaeological sites, Rockland Church, Hall Summer Cottage (JJ Benedict), Twisted Pine Lodge and Rancho Tranquillo are examples of 50 potentially eligible sites in Mount Vernon Canyon.

There are also many Native American sacred sites on Lookout Mountain identified by NAGPRA officials Gordon Yellowman (Cheyanne) and Anthony Addison (Northern Arapahoe) during a CARE-organized field trip (1999). All of Red Rocks Park was considered a sacred place by Native Americans.

For more information, see Brief History and/or Public Attractions and/or Neighborhoods