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Great Western Sugar Company Plant

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1905. End of S. Front St. at the railroad tracks

Built by the Sterling Sugar Company and later acquired by Great Western, this plant, originally furnished with machinery moved from Saginaw, Michigan, had a capacity of 600 tons per day. Production had been increased by 1960 to 2,175 tons per day. The four-story factory, with white concrete storage elevators looming above, is unique in its construction on a floating concrete slab. The site includes a three-story superintendent's house with shingled dormers and a two-story office, both constructed around 1900. Closed in 1989, the plant was converted to beet storage for the working sugar plant in Fort Morgan.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Great Western Sugar Company Plant", [Sterling, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 258-258.

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