Continuing with my series, I have several buildings that were mostly found as a result of my simply driving down the road. This one was near the lake in Pueblo, Colorado.
While the building next door was completely unoccupied, (minus a few startled pigeons) this appears to still be a working factory. This meant it came complete with real, live, working men who were completely confused by my presence.
For those who are not from the area, Florence, Colorado has a great deal of history, and is still home to the “Super-Max” prison where many heavy-hitting criminals are kept.
Gardner, Colorado, is a blink and you’ll miss it town, south of Westcliffe. To get there, you follow a beautiful stretch of the Sangre De Cristo mountains. I was driving through to get to an abandoned church I had been told about (see below), when I saw this old, empty house.
I can’t take the credit for finding this next building. As I have been working on this project, I have been telling and showing those around me. Of course, my dad had me in mind as he drove to a job site one day when he saw this amazing abandoned church by the side of the road.
As with a few of my other adventures, some fence hoping may have been involved…
According to the sign, the church was build in 1886.
This has served to be one of the more mysterious finds. I certainly wonder what caused this church to no longer be in service after 1934.