Alpine Station, Stone Engine House, Pitkin, Gunnison County, CO
Stone Engine House, Pitkin vicinity, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CO-196-B
Building/structure dates: 1881 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1906 demolished
Significance: It was constructed in 1881 by Italian masons of local fractured granite with finely tooled quoins. Built to service 6 engines, it housed a coaling platform, inspection tank, a 50' diameter turntable, and a water tank. Documentary evidence indicates a woodframed roof with large smoke ventilators. The roof burned in 1906, destroying the building and the adjacent stone boarding house...
Stone Buildings (granite)
Re-creations (conjectural Works)
Preston, Rachel, Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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