The vision of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is to create meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture.
Notable buildings shown in this image include the Collins House Hotel at left and the Tedmon House Hotel at the far right. Both hotels were later razed. Jefferson Street also marked the southernmost boundary of the Fort Collins military post in the 1860s.
Many blacksmith shops, like Jerry's Shoeing & Blacksmithing, used to dot the downtown Fort Collins landscape.
The white marble First National Bank building at this busy corner in downtown Fort Collins was demolished in 1961.
First built as the Poudre Valley Bank in 1882, this building at 250 Linden Street later became the Linden Hotel. It still stands as a hallmark of the restoration and revitalization of Old Town Fort Collins that took place in the 1980s.
Visible in the center of this photograph is the old Fort Collins City Hall and Firehouse.
The Trimble Block still stands in Fort Collins and hosts a variety of retail shops. A sign for "magnetic healing" can still be seen in one of the upper story windows.
Masons gather along Linden Street in this image from the 1880s.
The Northern Hotel has undergone several remodels in its long life. Its current art deco appearance was completed in 1936.