ALLIS RANCHBy Larry Schlupp
The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners approved the Designation of the Allis Ranch as a Contributing Site to the Greenland Townsite District Landmark, Project File: HP2013-002
On February 24, 2014, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners approved two new landmarkings for Douglas County: The Kleinert Homestead near Castlewood Canyon, bordering the old Castlewood Canyon Dam Road and the Allis Ranch west of the Greenland Townsite, contributing to the Greenland Townsite District.
The picture above reflects the Board of County Commissioners, members of the Larkspur Historical Society and Archivists from the Douglas County History Research Center. From left to right (rear): Adam Spiers (DCHRC), Bob Leise (LHS), Bill Noe (LHS), Dennis Burdick (LHS), Danna Hamling (LHS), Commissioner Jack Hilbert, Commissioner Jill Repella, Jim Weglarz (LHS), Glen Leise (LHS), Larry Schlupp (LHS) and Commissioner Roger Partridge; left to right (front): Phyllis Bonser (LHS) and Shaun Boyd (DCHRC).
Presenter Judy Hammer, Planner-Department of Community Development and Administration of the Douglas County Historic Preservation Board, made the presentation of both the Kleinert Homestead and Allis Ranch landmarking submission. The late Penny Burdick was the driving instrument that put together the Allis Ranch proposal. It was the last landmarking project Penny worked, but she was not able to see it through to the end. Dennis Burdick, Penny’s husband, represented Penny at the BOCC Meeting.