Monday, July 11, 2016


Photo: Colorado State University archives

On Dec. 22, 1921, fire destroyed the chemistry building at Colorado State University in Fort Collins as  l
ow water pressure prevented firefighters from attacking the blaze.

The building was in flames when the alarmed was turned in from Box 81 at Laurel and College avenues at 2:30 a.m. "sharp" by C.M. Cooksie, a member of the Alpha Psi fraternity, the Fort Collins Courier reported.

All that was left was "a mass of smoldering ruins," the newspaper said.