The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I Co.) once mined and manufactured the steel that built the West. Today, the Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture preserves that heritage. Located on the site of the company’s headquarters complex, south of Denver, the museum is housed in the original medical dispensary building. A $1.2 million rehabilitation with help from the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program brought this 1901 structure back to its original appearance. The medical dispensary, where injured steelworkers would go to seek treatment, remains a fine example of a Mission Revival-style building. Inside, it has been adapted to house exhibits on the history of the company, mining, steel production, and railroading.
Photo: The Steelworks Museum after rehabilitation