Huge Colorado Building with Trucker Laundry Room Now Demolished
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.
In the small town of Cortez in Colorado's southwest corner was once a giant building that contained a restaurant, store, and essentially an entire floor dedicated to laundry facilities for truckers. Prior to it being demolished, one videographer explored the building that had been entirely abandoned at that point.
Prior to its demolition, the building was located in the small town of Cortez, Colorado which is near the four corners in the southwest corner of the state. While the building was located near a highway, it's difficult to tell where exactly it was located as three highways, CO 160, CO 145, and CO 491, all run through the town.
A Once Thriving Building
The giant building once served a few purposes for Cortez residents and, maybe just as significantly, truck drivers passing through. The building contained a sizeable family restaurant with a large kitchen, a small general store, and nearly an entire floor dedicated to laundry facilities for truckers.
Oddities About Building
After being abandoned and before it was demolished, the building was left to sit and rot. However, some people did go into the building in its abandoned state and found some interesting and puzzling things.
For example, on the top floor at which the trucker laundry facilities were located were strange signs that said things like "Truckers Only Men." In addition, there were several empty rooms discovered near the laundry facilities suggesting that perhaps they were used to rent out to truckers passing through, although it's not entirely clear that that was the case.
Also puzzling is the fact that the very little graffiti found in the building wasn't typical gang tags, but symbols of the Illuminati and a rising phoenix.
Take a virtual tour of this giant, abandoned Colorado building prior to its demolition: