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Como Roundhouse and Depot

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1880–1881. East end of 7th St. (NR)
  • Como Round-House and Depot

This six-stall roundhouse of rough stone with decorative stone pilasters and arches lost a later frame addition with seven more locomotive stalls in a 1935 fire that started in a bird's nest. Of the wrought iron turntable only the pit survives. The chimneys have flat-topped spark arresters for locomotive smokestacks. This handsome if dilapi-dated tombstone to the days of narrowgauge steam railroading is being slowly restored. The adjacent depot (1880), east end of 6th Street (at Rowe Avenue) (NR), is a one-story frame rectangle with an ell addition. It has lost many original features, such as a polygonal bay, but three brick chimneys survive.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Como Roundhouse and Depot", [, 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, 218-218.

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