You are here

Visitors' Center (Colorado & Southern Depot)

-A A +A
Colorado & Southern Depot
1910. 112 E. 4th St.

The restored Colorado & Southern depot, across Main Street (U.S. 160) from the courthouse and next to still-used tracks, is a bungaloid station building of wire-cut red brick with crisp white frame trim and a multigabled green tile roof. Inside, the original ticket window and waiting room survive, recycled to provide tourists with literature and guidance. A side room houses the Colorado Barbed Wire Collectors Museum, displaying several hundred different styles of the fencing that made farming and ranching possible on the treeless Great Plains.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Thomas J. Noel, "Visitors' Center (Colorado & Southern Depot)", [Walsenburg, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-HF02.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 371-371.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,