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Denver & Rio Grande Depot

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1880. Southeast corner of Front St. and Lobatos Rd.

This typical small depot of locally quarried volcanic stone blocks has a modified hipped roof with eaves supported by decorative wooden trusses. Hipped dormers poke out of projecting bays on the east and west sides. Companion buildings once included a bunk-house (c. 1881) of squared logs, a frame section house (1882), and an engine house. Antonito was a busy rail center where the D&RG's “Chili Line,” bound for Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Durango-bound San Juan Extension divided. Besides the depot and much intact track, the only other remnant is the freight house, which has been converted to a private residence.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Denver & Rio Grande Depot", [Antonito, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-CN07.

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