Photo: Colorado State University archives
On Dec. 22, 1921, fire destroyed the chemistry building at Colorado State University in Fort Collins as low 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.