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Fort Collins Municipal Power Plant and Fountain

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1936, Burns and McDonell Engineering. 430 N. College Ave.

This Streamline Moderne industrial relic, with boxy setbacks and creamy terracotta trim, commands an expansive site along the Cache la Poudre River graced by an Art Deco fountain (1938, WPA). The plant was sensitively adapted in 1992 by the Colorado State University Mechanical Engineering Department as a testing facility for alternative fuels.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Fort Collins Municipal Power Plant and Fountain", [Fort Collins, 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, 226-226.

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