Oct 21, 2009

Historic Estes Park building destroyed by fire

The upper picture shows the Park Theatre Mall before the fire. There is a video of the fire at the link below.

From the Estes Park, Colorado Trail Gazette:

The historic Park Theatre Mall in the heart of downtown Estes Park, Colorado was destroyed by flames Monday morning.

Flames could be seen from across the Estes Valley and a thick acrid black and white smoke obscured a portion of downtown as fire crews from the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department and several other agencies fought to contain the blaze.

The building dates back to 1914. It was originally a carriage house and livery and was reported to have been a storage garage for Stanley Steamer cars used to carry passenger form the Loveland train station to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.

The building was converted into retail shops. No fire alarms or sprinkler systems had been installed in the building, which was home to seven businesses.