National Register of Historic Places

Continental Oil Company


Date Added to Register

Monday, October 13, 2003

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The buildings currently owned by Steel Creek Trailer Sales, Inc. are located at 801 West 19th Street on the west side of the original commercial district of the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming. This property consists of three related buildings, two of which are significant because they represent 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. The warehouse building at this location was constructed in ca. 1905 and was accessed by a railroad siding on the east side. The brick warehouse is a well-preserved example of early twentieth century factory/warehouse architecture and served as a bulk oil storage facility operated by the Continental Oil Company (Conoco). Oil and other fuels were hauled in by railroad cars, then unloaded for local distribution for home heating fuel and to serve several Cheyenne retail auto services stations.

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