Rocky Flats Plant – Building #42/Building #442

AddressRocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Hwy. 93, Golden 80402
QuadLouisville, 1965 (1979)
SectionS10 & 11; T2S, R70W
Elevationc. 6000
SourceHistoric Building Inventory Record # 5JF1014.32, 1995, Colorado Historical Society.
Initialdate1999-01-07 00:00:00-07
HistoryDesigned and built by the Austin Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1953, this one-story, 2,484, sq. ft. building was used as the laundry for contaminated clothing from Building #444. Its current use is as a filter test lab and storage for HEPA filter and respirator cartridges. It is rectangular with a wing to the west and sits on a poured concrete foundation. The windowless main block has corrugated metal walls and a gable roof. The west wing is constructed of concrete and has a flat roof. The industrial windows are multi-pane metal sash, arranged in sets of three. The west, south, and north walls have two window sets, while the east wall has one.