Not Many People Know About This Abandoned Mill Hiding In Colorado

What is it about abandoned buildings that is just so fascinating? While we should feel uneasy by their deafening silence and overwhelming eeriness, we just can’t seem to get enough of these historic dwellings. One of these old buildings that first comes to mind is that of the old Great Western Sugar Company in Longmont, which we can get an up-close-and-personal look at thanks to Abandoned Colorado:

Built in 1903, the Great Western Sugar Company was a thriving Colorado employer that during its heyday processed beets from over 7,000 farms in three states from within its 110,000-square-foot walls. Sadly, the historic plant — which made sugar from beets — closed in the mid-1970s and has since been one of Colorado’s favorite abandoned locations. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the mill is on private property and condemned by Boulder County Public Health (due to dangerous asbestos levels and unstable floors), it is hard to get a close-up look at this hauntingly beautiful piece of history, making these photos all the more invaluable.

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