While there are more than 87,000 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places – which is America’s official list of historic properties – only about 3%j of those are National Historic Landmarks. Monticello, Mount Vernon, the homes of Kit Carson and Martin Luther King Jr., the Alamo, the Apollo Mission Control Center, and more are all National Historic Landmarks.
Each of these Landmarks is an exceptional representation of an important chapter of American history. The town of Telluride joined this preeminent group of America’s most special places in 1961, when it was designated a National Historic Landmark as one f the most important places associated with mining history in the United States. Hall’s Hospital, now the home of the Telluride Historical Museum, was built in 1896 and is one of the oldest buildings in Telluride. It is also designated as a National Historic Landmark and is a contributing structure to the Town’s status as a National Historic Landmark District.
To learn more about Telluride’s Historic Landmark District status, visit the Town of Telluride’s Web site.