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Giuseppe's Restaurant (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)

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Denver & Rio Grande Depot
1887, Frederick J. Sterner. 10 S. Sierra Madre St.
  • (© Beverley Lussier)

The rambling Queen Anne passenger depot has been restored as a restaurant decorated with railroadi-ana. Inside, the hexagonal tile floor, curved oak ticket counter, stained glass windows, and wood-paneled ceiling survive. Originally planned as an adjunct to the now demolished Antlers Hotel, the structure bristles with gabled train sheds, dormers, porches, and a cupola. All rooflines except the cupola repeat the same 45-degree pitch. Castle Rock rhyolite and rust-colored sandstone compose the exterior walls. In a typical Queen Anne treatment, various wood surfaces and detailing—shingles, siding, and half timbering—decorate the upper structure. Sympathetic 1901, 1911, and 1919 additions complement the original better than the 1980s restaurant additions.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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