Santa Fe Railway Manzanola Depot

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Manzanola
Former ATSF passenger rail station
Manzanola, Colorado RR depot from SE 2.JPG
Manzanola depot, seen from the southeast; the railroad tracks are behind the building
Station statistics
Address 212 North Grand Ave
Manzanola, Colorado
Coordinates 38°6′35.2″N 103°52′0.4″W / 38.109778°N 103.866778°W / 38.109778; -103.866778
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1913[1]
Closed 1973[1]
Owned by Building: City of Manzanola
Track: BNSF Railway
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Denver
Denver Branch
toward La Junta
Santa Fe Railway Manzanola Depot
Santa Fe Railway Manzanola Depot is located in Colorado
Santa Fe Railway Manzanola Depot
Location 212 North Grand Ave., Manzanola, Colorado
Coordinates 38°6′35.2″N 103°52′0.4″W / 38.109778°N 103.866778°W / 38.109778; -103.866778Coordinates: 38°6′35.2″N 103°52′0.4″W / 38.109778°N 103.866778°W / 38.109778; -103.866778
Area 2.27 acres
Built 1913
Architect Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Architectural style Mission Revival[3]
Governing body Local
MPS Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 MPS
NRHP Reference # 04000363[2]
Added to NRHP April 28, 2004[4]

The Santa Fe Railway Monzanola Depot, also known as Manzanola Station, was an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in Manzanola, Colorado. Now used as a town hall, the property has been on the National Register of Historic Places since April 28, 2004.[4][5]

History[edit]

The single track railroad line to Pueblo, Colorado was completed by the Santa Fe Railway in 1876.[5] Although the track existed, the depot wasn't built until 1913. The station first opened with both freight and passenger services. The depot was finally closed by the railroad in 1973.[5] The station remained vacant until, in 1976, it was donated to the city of Manzanola. In 1991, a senior center opened in the former waiting room area.[1]

Restoration[edit]

Most of the building has been in a steady decline since the donation to the town in 1976.[5] Until 2007, the only part of the station in use was the east side, with a small senior center. With the grand opening in November 2007, the new depot houses the town hall and police department.[6] The construction was done by White Construction Group.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Santa Fe Railway Manzanola Depot. Retrieved March 10, 2011
  2. ^ Listings in Otero County, Colorado. National Register of Historical Places. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
  3. ^ Manzanola Train Station. Retrieved March 10, 2011
  4. ^ a b "National and state registers in Otero County". Colorado Historical Society. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Manzanola Train Station Historic Restoration" (PDF). Colorado Brownfields Foundation & Development Research Partners, Inc. July 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Tom Noel (August 30, 2009). "Digging up history in southeastern Colorado". Denver Post. p. D-06. 
  7. ^ "White Construction Group Completes Restoration of Manzanola Train Depot and Fulfills Employee’s Dream" (PDF). White Construction Group. November 29, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 

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