Abandoned Buildings of Colorado # 3

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.

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On a different trip through Florence, Colorado, I found a building, that turned out not to be so abandoned after all.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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