ALAMOSA–Milagros Coffee House will soon have a whole new appearance. Thanks to funding from the Colorado Historical Society, the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, and the City of Alamosa, and the Boetcher Foundation, the entrance at Milagros will be taken back in time to the turn of the century; the era in which the building was constructed. As a branch of the La Puente Home, Milagros has become a central part of Main Street. The renovation has become a highly anticipated initiative for those involved.
According to Amanda Pearson of La Puente, the building is already on the City of Alamosa’s historical register. However, due to the effects of aging, the building began to be in need of some updates. The first phase of the project consisted of the removal of asbestos in the ceiling. The task began in February and took until April to complete. Pearson further noted that the focus of the project will now be centered on improvements to the building’s exterior. In addition to the evaluation and refurbishing of the brick walls, more windows will be added and handicap accessibility will be put in place. “There will be a lot more windows because that is how the building was originally,” Pearson said.
The work on the exterior will be underway at the end of April and the entire project is expected to be complete by the end of the summer. The renovation process is expected to give a new look to Alamosa’s downtown and give provide a more historic atmosphere for customers. “I’m excited, I think it’s going to look great,” Pearson said.