A Crane arrives at the 1903 El Paso County Courthouse - CSPM
Exterior photo of the 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, the home of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, from the east side of the building along Nevada Avenue.

A Crane arrives at the 1903 El Paso County Courthouse

CSPM reached milestone with HVAC Renovation Project

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) reached a milestone in the HVAC Renovation project. On August 14 – 16, a quarter-million-pound crane with a boom reaching 190 ft high will be located at the northeast corner of Alamo Square Park.

The crane, operated by Saunders Norwood Construction, removed the old and decommissioned HVAC equipment from the fourth floor of the historic courthouse through a hatch in the roof. The equipment was lowered onto trucks to be recycled.

This work and other aspects of the HVAC project will impact certain museum operations. The last day of the Food Truck Tuesday season was on Tuesday, August 15 at the south side of the CSPM.

The HVAC Renovation kicked off on July 24 to install a state-of-the-art HVAC system in the historic 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. Periodically throughout the project, a crane will be on the grounds to complete necessary tasks as part of the HVAC Renovation. The CSPM Annex remains open to the public Tuesday- Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Plaza of the Rockies, located at 121 S. Tejon Street, Suite 100.

“We’re sad to wrap up the Food Truck Tuesday season sooner than expected, but we are excited about the significant improvements being made to the courthouse that will increase the CSPM’s ability to preserve and share Pikes Peak regional history.”

A Historic Project: 100 Years in the Making

Visit our website cspm.org/A-Historic-Project to learn about the HVAC Renovation and updates.