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Ault Pump House
Built in 1907, the Ault Pump House tell the story of how Ault’s water system has changed over time from a ditch irrigation system to a well and storage tank system, forever changing the agricultural infrastructure of the area and offering the town enhanced fire protection.
Listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties since 2007, the historic brick pump house sits atop what was once the town’s first well. Today the building is facing deterioration, but through this History Colorado State Historical Fund grant, community members will construct plans to transform the historic pump house into the site of the Ault Area History Museum through window, masonry and roof rehabilitation. Once complete, the Ault Area History Museum can build partnerships within the community and area schools to teach the rich history of Ault, its historic water system and the challenges of agriculture and water access that continue on the plains today.