Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado)

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Union Depot (Pueblo, Colorado)
Union Depot, Pueblo, CO.jpg
Location Victoria Avenue and B Street
Pueblo, Colorado
Coordinates 38°15′47″N 104°37′02″W / 38.2630°N 104.6173°W / 38.2630; -104.6173Coordinates: 38°15′47″N 104°37′02″W / 38.2630°N 104.6173°W / 38.2630; -104.6173
Built 1889-1890
Architect Sprague & Newell
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75000535

Pueblo Union Depot is the historic railroad station in Pueblo, Colorado. It was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style in 1889-1890 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

History[edit]

Initially the station was served by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, the Colorado & Southern Railway (which was acquired by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1908), the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. Today the Union Pacific Railroad and the BNSF Railroad share use of the tracks, and the depot is privately owned. Regular passenger train service no longer exists but proposals including the Front Range Commuter Rail, which would provide service to Denver and Colorado Springs has been made.

Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson arrived at the depot, as did Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate John Kerry.

Present[edit]

The Pueblo Union Depot is located at 132 W. "B" Street, located within the Union Avenue Historic Commercial District. It is owned by Joseph and James Koncilja, two brothers and prominent members of the Pueblo community.

The backside of the depot

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  Former services  
Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Denver
Denver Branch
toward La Junta
toward Denver
Denver Branch
Major stations
Terminus
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
toward Denver
Denver – Houston
toward Houston