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Mineral County Museum (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)
Built as a replacement for the town's original tent depot, this single-story, board-and-batten model has a cross-gable roof with shake-shingled ends, a steep, shingled gable over the entry bay, and a smaller gable over a protruding telegrapher's bay. David Moffat of the D&RG claimed that this spur line paid for itself within the first four months of operation. Other depots, at South Creede and North Creede, have been demolished. The D&RG hung on until 1932, when it abandoned passenger service. In 1965 the Creede depot, with its matching privy (1891) and a new City Park Gazebo (1976), became a museum run by the Creede Historical Society.
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