Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fun Facts.

Brighton, Colorado           High 76 Low 47

Today the weather was a lot more pleasant than yesterday. It was almost 10 degrees cooler and we sure could tell. Right now it is raining lightly.

We didn’t do much today other than lounge around. We are going to Linda’s (Motor home) for dinner tonight.  It will be a long walk for us (50 feet). lol

I didn’t know yesterday when I posted, but the picture Cindy took yesterday was one of the unique buildings around. It is the Wells Fargo Center.

Some fun facts about it are:

The building was originally designed for a downtown area in Texas.

The Wells Fargo Center has a heated roof that is necessary to prevent snow from accumulating and sliding dangerously off the curved crown.

The building has its own unique zip code, 80274.

The Father’s Day Bank Massacre was a bank robbery and shooting that took place on Sunday, June 16, 1991 at the United Bank Tower (now known as the Wells Fargo Bank Building.) The perpetrator killed four bank guards as well as holding up six tellers in the bank’s cash vault. An estimated $200,000 was stolen from the bank. The crime remains unsolved and is considered a cold case.

The building is known by the locals as the Cash Register Building or the cash register in the sky because of its unique architecture.

The building was designed by architect Philip Johnson and was completed in 1983. In 1961, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1963.

We had no idea when Cindy took the picture. We just thought it looked kind of different.

Tomorrow we are doing a little more sightseeing.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. No matter where you go there is History all around.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. I just love finding out info like that. History can be fascinating!!