Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot (Salt Lake City)
|Salt Lake City
Denver and Rio Grande Western
Former Amtrak inter-city rail station
Rio Grande Depot
|Address||300 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Closed||May 1999 (for passenger rail service)|
|Owned by||State of Utah|
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Station
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Architect||Henry S. Schlachs|
|Architectural style||Renaissance Revival, Beaux-Arts|
|Governing body||State of Utah|
|NRHP Reference #||75001815|
|Added to NRHP||25 September 1975|
The depot was constructed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1910 at a cost of US$750,000. It was specifically intended to surpass the nearby Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot, which had been built the previous year for US$300,000. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The State of Utah purchased the depot in 1977 for US$1 and the building is currently home to the Utah State Historical Society and its research center, as well as the Rio Gallery.
From 1986 to 1999 the depot served as Salt Lake City's Amtrak station, replacing the Union Pacific Depot. It was served by the California Zephyr, Desert Wind, and Pioneer trains, with the latter two having been discontinued in 1997. The California Zephyr runs once daily between Chicago, Illinois and Emeryville, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area). The former Desert Wind ran daily from Chicago to Los Angeles) and the former Pioneer ran daily Chicago to Seattle. By 1999 Amtrak had moved to the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub, after which the tracks near the depot were permanently removed.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Haddock, Marc (19 Apr 2010). "All aboard! Rio Grande Depot turns 100 this year: Former Salt Lake train station now houses restaurant, museum ... and ghost?". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). Retrieved 9 Jan 2014.
- "Utah Division of State History: Contact State History". utah.gov. State of Utah. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014.
- "Amtrak National Timetables". timetables.org. Amtrak. 26 Oct 1986. p. 8. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014.
- "Amtrak National Timetable: Spring/Summer 1999". timetables.org. Amtrak. 16 May 1999. p. 17. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014.
- "Amtrak Timetable: Fall 1999/Winter 2000". timetables.org. Amtrak. 31 Oct 1999. p. 17. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014.
Media related to Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot (Salt Lake City) at Wikimedia Commons
- Salt Lake City Amtrak Station, with former Rio Grande & Union Pacific Stations (USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)
- Utah State Historical Society - Rio Grande Depot