Rocky Flats Plant – Building #51/Building #551; Building #556

AddressRocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Hwy. 93, Golden 80402
QuadLouisville, 1965 (1979)
SectionS10 & 11; T2S, R70W
Elevationc. 6000
SourceHistoric Building Inventory Record #5JF1014.51, 1995, Colorado Historical Society.
Initialdate1998-12-28 00:00:00-07
HistoryDesigned and built by the Austin Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1953, this two-story, flat-roofed, 45,340 sq. ft. building was used as a warehouse and fabrication shop for metal cleaning, welding, cutting, and threading. The building is "L"-shaped with concrete exterior walls on a poured concrete foundation. The wing on the east side is of concrete block. In 1962, Building #556 was added to the east side of the structure. Building #556 is a small rectangular metal building on a concrete foundation.