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Visitors' Center (Colorado & Southern Depot)

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Colorado & Southern Depot
1910. 112 E. 4th St.
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

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

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Visitors' Center (Colorado & Southern Depot)", [Walsenburg, 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, 371-371.

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