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Denver & Rio Grande Depot

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1883. Colorado 149, 13 miles southeast of Creede (NR)

An elegant if standard frame depot has the rectangular trackside bay required for the agent. The two-story passenger section of the depot is 26 feet by 37 feet, with a single-story freight wing. The cross-gable roof has a brick chimney slightly off the ridgeline. The bracketed entry canopies are flared extensions of the main roof. Clapboard siding rises from vertical board sheathing, and the shingled gable ends feature sunburst designs above paired windows. Indoor plumbing is one of the few modifications to what has been a private residence since the 1970s.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Denver & Rio Grande Depot", [Creede, 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, 435-436.

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