D.I. Building’s original name is Dillon Implement Building. The real beauty of the D.I. is its originality and its durability. The stone walls for the building are over a foot thick and were quarried about 30 miles away. The DI building was initially dedicated to producing horse drawn buggies and work wagons. Some of the original structures such as ten foot tall sliding metal doors have been preserved and incorporated into the new building. The D.I. Building is located in the heart of the Old Town Dillon. The building contains 32,000 square feet. It is within easy walking distance of the university, restaurants, microbrewery and all stores you need on a daily basis. The building was built in the days before there was concrete rebar foundation pillars. A tour of the basement of the DI is an amazing trip back in time. The building is supported with Roman-style triangular-shaped columns of stone and mortar. With its strong beauty, the D.I. Building has been through many earthquakes and other stresses from the environment and is still standing proud. It is an amazing treat to see the quality workmanship and the engineering that existed over 100 years ago.
The D.I. Apartments offer 2 studios, 5 1-bedrooms, 3 2-bedrooms and 1 3-bedrooms with its glorious natural lights throughout the house on the second floor. With two stairways for access to these apartments, all of them have 14 foot high ceilings and tall broad windows. The views from the apartments vary from snow-covered mountains to “city street” views on the Glendale Street side of the property. We have worked hard to maintain its beauty with the original stunning hardwood floors that have been sanded and refinished. All of the units have individual air conditioners. The entire building is heated with a central eco-friendly natural gas steam system. This is the same system that has been used in Lower Manhattan in New York City for over a hundred years. We are proud to say that It is an excellent, clean and safe way to heat large buildings.
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