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Spoke+Blossom Profiles District's Historic Lowell School Building

An article about the Lowell School's renewal as a community hub with a photo of the building's facade.

The spring issue of Spoke+Blossom Magazine is out and includes a great profile of The Historic Lowell School Building located in the Metro District. 

The article showcases the diverse community of small businesses, local artists, and civic/community groups that call the Lowell School home.

Author Sharon Sullivan and photographer Kitty Nicholason did an amazing job capturing the entrepreneurial and visionary spirit of the Lowell School community.

Check out the article online, or pick up a copy of the print edition at numerous locations around town (including the Lowell School).

Spoke+Blossom has been a huge supporter of the Lowell School project. Please consider supporting them by subscribing to or advertising in their weekly email newsletter or quarterly print magazine.

More About The Historic Lowell School Building

Pioneering Colorado architect Eugene Groves designed dozens of public buildings throughout Colorado, including two buildngs in downtown Grand Junction: the Mesa County Courthouse and the Lowell School.

The Lowell School was completed in 1926. The building was originally an elementary school for nearly 50 years, and then an alternative high school for nearly 50 years after that. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 as a contributing structure to the North 7th Street Historic District.

The restoration and reactivation of the Lowell School is a public-private partnership between REgeneration Development, the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority, and the Lowell Village Metro District (in-kind support only).

The Lowell School project is made possible by a number of community partners and financial supporters, including: lending from the Colorado Historical Foundation, grants from History Colorado’s State Historical Fund, energy efficiency incentives from Xcel Energy, and historic preservation state income tax credits issued by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and sold by Tax Credit Connection.


Posted to Community Updates on 3/1/24.  Updated 3/26/24.

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