National Register of Historic Places


Cheyenne Flour Milling Company

Cheyenne

Date Added to Register

Monday, October 13, 2003

Smithsonian Number

48LA756

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The building currently owned by Wattle and Daub Contractors, Inc. is located at 810-814 West 23rd Street on the northwest side of the original commercial district of the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The warehouse building was constructed in ca. 1915-1916 with two story brick addition constructed in 1927. It is significant because it represents the early twentieth century commercial activity in Cheyenne. Cheyenne had its origins as a railroad town created in 1867 by the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, making it an important transportation center from its inception. Therefore, its commercial history was inextricably tied to the railroad. This property was accessed by railroad sidings on the east and west sides that have been removed, but the building is still adjacent to the railroad mainline. The brick warehouse is a typical example of early twentieth century factory/warehouse architecture and served as the Cheyenne Milling Company flour mill, a Standard Oil Company bulk oil storage facility, an electrical supplies storage facility, a potato chip factory, the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company wholesale outlet, the Owyhee Chemical Products Company laboratory, and the N.O. Nelson Plumbing warehouse during its long history.

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