Photography of Past and Present Industry in Weld County

Nunn Elevator - Nunn, Colorado
Nunn Elevator • Nunn, Colorado • See our Industrial Photography services portfolio for examples of commissioned work.

In 'Industrial Weld County,' a self-assigned project, my goal is to capture the changing industrial landscape of Weld County, Colorado. Through a blend of historical insight and contemporary imagery, this photography collection offers a nuanced portrayal of the county's industrial legacy. Each photograph serves as a window into the past and present, revealing the enduring spirit of industry that shapes Weld County's identity.

Great Western Sugar Company Chimney

The Windsor, Colorado chimney is an early 20th-century industrial structure, embodying a shift from brick to concrete for efficiency in the industrialization process. Its reinforced concrete structure, with red brick lining the interior, showcases the transition to modernity in northern Colorado.

Designed by John V. Boland in 1914, it features a combination of firebrick and concrete for durability. Despite years of use, the chimney stands strong, with rusted steel beams visible in parts. Boland's patented design likely influenced the spread of concrete stacks in industrial architecture.

Great Western Sugar Company Chimney - Windsor, Colorado
Great Western Sugar Company Chimney • Windsor, Colorado • See our Industrial Photography services portfolio for examples of commissioned work.

Kodak Colorado Division

Once sprawling across 900 acres with 24 buildings, the Kodak Colorado Division plant in Windsor, Colorado, now stands as a physical reminder of its industrial legacy. Despite downsizing, the plant remains operational, providing employment for approximately 150 individuals and continuing its production activities.

Kodak - Windsor, Colorado
Kodak • Windsor, Colorado • See our Industrial Photography services portfolio for examples of commissioned work.

Downtown Greeley, Industry, and the Railway District

The Downtown Greeley Railway District, prominently situated along the eastern edge of the Downtown, embodies the city's agricultural and manufacturing legacy. Its intersecting railroad tracks not only symbolize connectivity but also signify its historical significance in driving Greeley's economic growth.

Preserving industrial buildings along the railway tracks is vital for safeguarding history and Downtown's identity. Strengthening connections to neighboring communities will promote equitable development, securing the Railway District's role as a dynamic cornerstone of Greeley's heritage and future.

Grain Elevator - Greeley, Colorado
Grain Elevator • Greeley, Colorado • See our Industrial Photography services portfolio for examples of commissioned work.

The Behlen grain elevator pictured above is across the street from the Martin Produce Co pictured below. You can see it's reflection in the window on the right hand side.

Martin Produce Company - Greeley, Colorado
Martin Produce Company • Greeley, Colorado
The Greeley Co-Op - Greeley, Colorado
The Greeley Co-Op • Greeley, Colorado
The Greeley Co-Op - Greeley, Colorado
The Greeley Co-Op • Greeley, Colorado
The Greeley Elevator Company - Greeley, Colorado
The Greeley Elevator Company • Greeley, Colorado
Boyle Produce Company - Greeley, Colorado
Boyle Produce Company • Greeley, Colorado • This images was selected to be part of A Sense of the Past: Exploring Nostalgia, the Town of Windsor Museums’ 9th annual Community Art and Poetry Exhibition.
The Greeley Co-Op - Greeley, Colorado
The Greeley Co-Op • Greeley, Colorado

Weld County and the CanAm Highway Industrial Corridor

The Can Am Highway, stretching from Mexico to Canada, cuts through Weld County, Colorado, linking towns like Fort Lupton, Platteville, Evans, Greeley, Ault, and others. Serving as a crucial north-south conduit, it facilitates commerce and transportation while showcasing the industries present in every town along its route.

Nunn Elevator - Nunn, Colorado
Nunn Elevator • Nunn, Colorado
Agfinity - Eaton, Colorado
Agfinity • Eaton, Colorado
Bellmore Farms - Nunn, Colorado
Bellmore Farms • Nunn, Colorado • This images was selected to be part of A Sense of the Past: Exploring Nostalgia, the Town of Windsor Museums’ 9th annual Community Art and Poetry Exhibition.
Farr's Grain Elevator at Sunset - Ault, Colorado
Farr's Grain Elevator • Ault, Colorado

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