Globeville Collage

General photo of the Grant Smelter. photo of the Grant stack demolition.

Moments in History

The Omaha and Grant Smelter closed in 1903 and was gradually dismantled, until only the enormous smokestack remained. Sunday, February 26, 1950, was the day selected for the demolition of the Grant Smelter smokestack, a 350-foot remnant of Denver’s glory days of mining and smelting. This demoliton was symbolic of the end of the mining and smelting era.