Golden, Colorado: Giant Lighthouse Candle

A regular lighthouse in landlocked Golden would be noteworthy, but a candle lighthouse is extra-special.
Address:
1220 Isabell St., Golden, CO
Directions:
Isabell Street, just north of South Golden Road, just west of Interstate 70.
Admission:
Free.
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Candle lighthouse. Giant Lighthouse Candle

As I was taking a picture of this "candle," the owner looked at me suspiciously and asked what I was doing. I explained I was shooting it for a website. I asked what was it before it was a candle, he told me it was a lighthouse -- but another storage company, Sure Guard Storage, sued him saying he was infringing on their copyright on the lighthouse theme.

After he spent $17,000 converting it to a giant candle, Sure Guard Storage sold out to Public Storage and PS couldn't have cared less about the lighthouse theme. If he had only waited.

[Bob Pearce, 06/08/2009]

We admire this kind of creativity-by-litigation -- very mutant. He should laminate the cease-and-desist letter onto the inside wall for visitor appreciation.

Giant Candle (formerly a lighthouse)

Right beside Interstate 70 to the west as you're heading towards the mountains, or just east of Camp George West north of South Golden Road in Pleasant View, stands a building shaped like a very large candle. It advertises Candlelight Storage and just peeks over the elevated deck of the Interstate. When it was built in 2002 it was originally a lighthouse. This candle is several stories tall and comes complete with its own orangy-red, and rather stationary, flame on top.

[Richard J. Gardner, 01/09/2004]

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