Denver Federal Center – Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DCPA)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building #710

AddressBounded by Building #710-A and Main Ave. to the north, Alameda Ave. to the south, Seventh St. to the east, and 8th St. to the west.
QuadFort Logan, 1965 (1994)
SectionS9, T4S, R69W
SourceHistoric Building Inventory #5JF1048.14, 1996, CHS
Initialdate1998-11-30 00:00:00-07
Latestdate2012-12-17 00:00:00-07
HistoryThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed and built this 36,000 sq. foot, two-level square underground facility in 1969. Its lower level is completely below ground, and its upper level is partially below ground, with three feet of earth fill covering its roof. All that can be seen of the structure from its exterior is its concrete entrance and a few pipes and antennas which rise from a large grassed mound to the west of the entrance. Upon entering the building's lobby immediately to the north, is a set of doors which leads to a tunnel connecting Building #710 with #710-A. West of these doors, stairs lead down to a large steel vault door. The interior of the upper level of the building had the appearance of an office building without windows, with a large operations room at the center. The lower level houses dormitories, medical facility rooms, mechanical systems, storage, and a kitchen. Building 710 was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 2, 2000 (5JF.1048.14).