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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Depot

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1954. U.S. 50 north of Colorado Ave.

This Streamline Moderne composition of single-story rectangular brick boxes has a flat roof that extends in wide overhangs supported by round steel posts. It replaces a grandiose 1892 three-story station that incorporated a Harvey House restaurant. A minimalist approach also characterizes the starkly Modernist passenger waiting room and ticket office inside.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Depot", [La Junta, 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, 390-391.

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