Jonathan G. Pray, an associate at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was recently named to the Historic Denver Inc. Board of Trustees. As a board member, he will help the nonprofit preserve historic structures and neighborhoods in Denver through implementation of programs and oversight of staff. Pray became interested in Denver’s architectural past during law school when he began helping refurbish a home by revered local architects Gove and Walsh.
Four decades ago, Historic Denver Inc. accomplished its first preservation with an 1889 house later named after its owner, Molly Brown, who survived the sinking of the Titanic. In the years since, other successes include the renovation of the still-shining Paramount Theatre and the modern reuse of the Olinger Mortuary in Highlands. Historic Denver Inc. strives to educate communities about these capsules with programs like Denver Story Trek, a self-guided tour of various sites complemented by free audio files that tell each landmark’s story. For more information on Historic Denver Inc., visit www.historicdenver.org