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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)

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Denver & Rio Grande Depot
1881. 724 Elk Ave.

Crested Butte's former depot, a standard D&RG Queen Anne model similar to those at Creede, Wagon Wheel Gap, and elsewhere, has living quarters above the waiting room. Vertical siding rises to the first-floor sills, with horizontal siding above. The steep-pitched roof has flared eaves with large, curved brackets, offsetting shingled, fullheight dormers with sunburst motifs in the gable peaks. After the spur line from Gunnison was abandoned in 1954, the station was converted to a community center and a home for the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)", [Crested Butte, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 540-540.

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