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Montrose County Historical Museum (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)

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Denver & Rio Grande Depot
1912. 21 N. Rio Grande Ave. (northwest corner of Main St. [U.S. 50]) (NR)

This two-story rectangular depot in the Mission Revival style has a low hipped roof of red tile with wide, overhanging eaves. Similar tile roofs with the same pitch cover arcaded platforms on three sides and an enclosed baggage wing on the north. The concrete foundation rises into walls finished smooth to sill height. Walls above are slightly recessed and finished in a rough stucco. Stepped parapets over the entry doors are echoed in curvilinear parapets in the main roof above a bay with a half-elliptical, tripartite window. The depot grounds are now guarded by a chain-link fence that encloses the museum collection, including a furnished homesteader's cabin and a country store.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Montrose County Historical Museum (Denver & Rio Grande Depot)", [Montrose, 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, 578-579.

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