Historic Downtown Grand Junction now has more history with the addition of 16 commemorative plaques.

The Historic Plaque Program began last spring with the first plaque being placed on the Schiesswhol building off of 5th and Colorado Avenue.

Since then, a total of 16 plaques are now available for the public viewing. 

A total of 21 plaques are planned to be mounted on historic buildings around the downtown area. 

“I think the importance of the Historic Plaque Program is remembering who came before, who built those buildings, and just the great history of Downtown Grand Junction”, says David Bailey, the Curator of Museums of the West.

This project is a collaboration between many local nonprofits and businesses, such as the Legends of the Grand Valley Committee, the Grand Junction Downtown Development Association, and Museums of the West, with Grand Junction City Council’s approval.