Omaha-Grant Smelter Smokestack Demolition- 1950s Vintage Photographs- SET of 4- Feb. 25, 1950- Denver, CO- Photo Proofs- Eyewitness History


(4 3/4 x 5 1/2 In) This is a SET of FOUR original vintage photo-proof photographs from the 1950s. They show a sequential view of the demolition of the Omaha-Grant Smelter smokestack on Feb. 25th, 1950.

"For 58 years, the Omaha-Grant Smelter in Globeville was a familiar landmark to all Denver. When the 350 foot tall brick chimney was built in 1892, it was the tallest in the world. The actual smelter building was torn down in 1903, but the stack at the corner of 41st Street and Brighton Boulevard stood abandoned for another 47 years. The Grant-Omaha stack had become a safety concern, because cracks were developing that would have cost a fortune to repair, and over objections of preservationists, it was demolished on February 25, 1950. The 5:30 p.m. event drew the biggest crowd of spectators in Denver history, estimated at 250,000 people, and many people recorded the event with photographs." - according to Randel Metz on the Denver Public Library website.

The photos are in EXCELLENT condition, unevenly trimmed, light wear at the edges.

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