Colorado Springs

Construction crews unearth blocks from late 1800's bank demolition

Construction crews unearth blocks...


A bit of history was uncovered during the construction project at the Cimarron Interchange in Colorado Springs.

Crews were excavating near Fountain Creek at the quadrant intersection on Cimarron and 8th Streets when they uncovered large blocks.

It turns out, the decorative bricks are from a First National Bank that was demolished in the late 1800's.  

While the blocks don't qualify as historic, the Deputy Project Manager says it was important to incorporate them in the design.

"At the same time, we thought man, these are going to look good once you clean them up. And, it will just give back a piece of the history Colorado Springs has," Don Garcia said.

The blocks will be in place in about a month in three locations along the trail system. They'll act as landscape retaining walls.

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