This unlikely apparition is spectacularly sited atop 365-foot Bridal Veil Falls, the longest waterfall in Colorado. Buckeley Wells, the manager of the Smuggler-Union Mining Company, supposedly chose the site and worked with architects to design a handsome plant with a stone foundation and steeply gabled and dormered frame superstructure that give it a domestic appearance. On the waterfall side, a two-story bay rises abruptly out of the base to a polygonal roof. Although power plants are often eyesores, this one is most photogenic.
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Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant
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