COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — More than 60 years after an ornate building in Colorado was torn down, pieces of the structure have been incorporated into a landscaping project.
The intricately carved slabs were unearthed during recent roadwork in Colorado Springs.
The stones from the First National Bank building had been buried since the 1950s. That’s when the bank building was torn down and the rubble used as road fill.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the bank building stood on a prominent street corner for decades.
Workers have installed 36 of the rediscovered stones in the landscaping near a $115 million highway project. Another stone went to a museum.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com