National Register Historic Landmark Converts to Solar and Sustainability Artist’s rendering of completed project. by Jim Hartman A beloved school in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, is being converted to 16 solar-powered, affordable apart -ments in two separate buildings, while maintaining the historic integrity of these landmark structures . Fruitdale School is the oldest remaining school building that was designed by nationally respected master-architect Temple Hoyne Buell in 1927. The school is only one of four National Register historic sites in the entire city of Wheat Ridge. The buildings were saved from demolition in 2007 by pas-sionate community intervention. The city and the Wheat Progress photo showing operating solar array on roof and at rear of building during construction. 24 FALL 2017 SOLAR TODAY Copyright © 2014 American Solar Energy Society. All rights reserved.