Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado)

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Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado)
Union Depot, Pueblo, CO.jpg
Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado) is located in Colorado
Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado)
Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado) is located in the United States
Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado)
Location Victoria Avenue and B Street
Pueblo, Colorado
Coordinates 38°15′47″N 104°37′02″W / 38.2630°N 104.6173°W / 38.2630; -104.6173Coordinates: 38°15′47″N 104°37′02″W / 38.2630°N 104.6173°W / 38.2630; -104.6173
Built 1889-1890
Architect Sprague & Newell
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference # 75000535

Pueblo Union Depot is the historic railroad station in Pueblo, Colorado. It was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style in 1889-1890 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

History

Initially the station was served by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, the Colorado & Southern Railway (which was acquired by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1908), the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. Today the Union Pacific Railroad and the BNSF Railroad share use of the tracks, and the depot is privately owned. Regular passenger train service no longer exists but proposals including the Front Range Commuter Rail, which would provide service to Denver and Colorado Springs has been made. In addition, the depot may soon be included on the route of the Southwest Chief.[1]

  Former services  
Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Denver
Denver Branch
Terminus
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad
toward Denver
Colorado and Southern Railway
Main Line
toward Houston


Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson arrived at the depot, as did Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate John Kerry.

Present

The Pueblo Union Depot is located at 132 W. "B" Street, located within the Union Avenue Historic Commercial District. It is owned by Joseph and James Koncilja, two brothers and prominent members of the Pueblo community. Amtrak's Southwest Chief is proposed to stop here in the future.

The backside of the depot

References

  1. ^ "Pueblo seeks Southwest Chief stop as Amtrak line's future is secured". Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Union Depot, Pueblo, Colorado on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
  • Colorado Historical Society

External links

  • Official site
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