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Colorado Fuel and Iron: Culture and Industry in Southern Colorado

CF&I Administration Building

The Administration building was constructed in 1901.  The architect was Frederick J. Sterner, who designed the building in Spanish Mission style.  Sterner also designed Glen Eyrie, the estate of William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Coal and Iron (which would eventually become Colorado Fuel and Iron) and the city of Colorado Springs.  The Administration building has 30,000 square feet of interior space, and connected to it is the annex, which was built in three stages through the 1920s and 1940s and currently houses the CF&I archives.  In the first picture above, the building with the dome on top is the administration building, and the building immediately to the right is the annex.  Also note the cars parked in the lower third of the picture; they are sitting where Interstate 25 will eventually run.  The Administration building was used all the way up to 1993, when CF&I filed for bankruptcy and abandoned the building.  Today, the building still sits largely unused and is in need of a full restoration.  Upon the completion of said restoration however, the building will house an expanded Steelworks Museum.


From here, we can go to the Dispensary or the Mill.  What would you like to do?


Dispensary please.
Let's go to the mill.

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