Preserve Historic Wyoming

     A Wyoming Nonprofit Corporation

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Our Featured Project

The 1605 Historically known as "The Bell Building" since 1945 is located at 1603-1605 Central Avenue in downtown Cheyenne’s Historic District, and is centrally located at the City’s East Gateway. This is a historically significant building that is currently in a state of severe decay. Due to failed design elements that were added approximately forty years after its construction,the building is largely perceived as an “eye-sore”.
Some have suggested that the building should be demolished in order to eliminate such a discordant element situated directly beside the stately Grier building, across from the historic Plains Hotel, and kitty-corner from the Depot.

History of 1605 Central Avenue
"The Bell Building"

Preserve Historic Wyoming is committed to the rehabilitation of this project to the historically

significance as originally intended by the original architect and builder.

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Current state of "The 1605"
formerly the Bell Building.

This is a historically significant building located in downtown Cheyenne WY. Historic District.

Currently is in the final stages of abatement .


Documents, Plans & Reports

During PHW meeting in November, Preserve Historic Wyoming began drafting a design  for the "The 1605" for the first and second floors. The plans will focus on rehabbing and preserving the grandeur of the original design in the building

Photos & Updates
March 2020 -November 2018
More coming soon...
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Preserve Historic Wyoming

A Wyoming Nonprofit Organization

Cheyenne Wyoming 82001


Tel:  307-206-5961