Rocky Flats Plant – Building #865

AddressRocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Hwy. 93, Golden 80402
QuadLouisville, 1965 (1979)
SectionS10 & 11; T2S, R70W
Elevationc. 6000
SourceHistoric Building Inventory Record #5JF1014.57, 1995, Colorado Historical Society.
Initialdate1998-12-28 00:00:00-07
HistoryDesigned by C.F. Braun & Co. of Alhambra, California, and built by Swinerton & Walberg Co. of San Francisco, California, in 1972, this one-story, 37,980 sq.ft. building was used as a materials processing development lab. The structure is a rectangular main block of ribbed concrete with a rectangular ell to the north with flat roofs. A C-shaped pre-fabricated building is attached to the east side. The few windows in the high bay are industrial multi-paned windows in metal sash and the ell contains 8 single-paned fixed windows in metal sash on the north side. The laboratory researched and developed materials and processing operations including metal rolling, shearing, forging, and extruding.