Colorado History The Waneka Granary

The Waneka Granary, a piece of Colorado history is located in  Lafayette, Colorado.  Built close to the site on which it currently sits, by Adolf Waneka in the late 1870s.  In 1909 it was moved by Gus Waneka, to his farm on the NE corner of Hwy 287 and South Boulder Rd.   Later, the granary was threatened by development at that location and moved back to Waneka Lake park.

Waneka Granary

The mortised construction and square nails that were used in it’s building are apparently typical of the time period (the history of nails is very interesting!) . The tin roof was put on later, by Clancy and Gus Waneka, in the 1920s.

In 2001, after being installed in it’s current location by the Lafayette Lions Club, the granary was placed on the Lafayette register of historic properties. I found it one morning when I was out walking around the lake,  which has a 1.2 mile trail on it’s perimeter. The total property is about 150 acres.



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