Holden House honored by HPA Welling and Sallie Clark pose in front of their fireplace nutcracker collection in the front 
room of the Holden House.

       The Holden House, a bed-and-breakfast inn owned by Sallie and Welling Clark, has been presented with an award of excellence from the Historic Preservation Alliance (HPA) of Colorado Springs. 
       “This was a labor of love,” HPA President Joyce Stivers said at the October presentation, “Both the interior and exterior restoration were lovingly and sensitively completed.  It is important to recognize the fact that the Clarks did the foundation right.  They lifted the house in order to correct foundation problems where others might have just left them.”
       Holden House includes a main house built in 1902, a carriage house converted to a residence in 1906 and an adjacent Victorian built in 1898. 
       The Clarks have operated the Holden House for 18 years.