The Mount Saint Gertrude Academy portal in Boulder CO, USA was rejected. I would like to appeal this decision as it is a great example of what a portal should be. It is significant historically, culturally, as well as architecturally.
Location: approx 40.003612, -105.280387
Date submitted: Dec 7, 2013
Date rejected: Jan 22, 2014
I included a description of why Mount Saint Gertrude Academy is significant with my original portal submission, including the fact that it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Mount Saint Gertrude Academy was built in 1892 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as the first private school in Boulder and later as a girls only school, it served generations of young women until its final commencement in June 1969. Over the course of 77 years as an academy, it had graduated over 1200 students. It was purchased and used by the University of Colorado as offices for Continuing Education as well as classrooms for dance and intensive English, until a fire partially destroyed the building in 1980. It was reopened as a retirement community in 1998, now known as The Academy. The Mount Saint Gertrude Academy is considered to be one of the best examples of modified Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in Boulder. It is built primarily of red brick and sandstone from nearby Lyons CO and has particularly good examples of tool work and mortar joints. It is also frequently used by historians in early photographs of Boulder as a reference point.
Local City of Boulder Landmark approval: 1983
National Register of Historic Places on Nov 3, 1994.
The National Register of Historic Places registration form can be found here: http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/94001227.pdf #portalappeals +NIA Ops