Dynamite Storage Building, 1890

Category: Historical Buildings


427 High St. View on Google Maps
Lyons, CO 80540


This small sandstone block building was once used to store dynamite for the quarry workers. The Town Council, concerned about keeping explosives in a combined residential and commercial area, finally insisted the dynamite be moved to the quarries. During another period a chemical mixture was processed in the building to produce the gas that was piped throughout town to fuel gaslight fixtures. Now the building is used for storage.

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