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Mineral County Museum (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)

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Denver & Rio Grande Depot
1891. 109 S. Main St. (in City Park)

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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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Mineral County Museum (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)", [Creede, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-ML01.

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Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 432-432.

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