Boulder Railroad Depot

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For the defunct station in Western Australia, see Boulder railway station.
Roadhouse Boulder Depot in April 2016

The Boulder Railroad Depot is a retired train depot in Boulder, Colorado. It was originally built in 1890 in downtown Boulder to serve as a depot for the Union Pacific railroad. The depot was built in a modified Richardson Romanesque style from native Boulder County stone. The depot operated as a train station at its original location until 1957, when a new depot opened and replaced it.[1]

The depot was purchased by a bus company and it functioned as a bus transit terminal until 1973. In 1973 the Boulder Jaycees purchased the station and moved it to a location near the original Boulder County, Colorado Fairgrounds to save it from being demolished. The efforts of the Boulder Jaycees and Historic Boulder, Inc. were instrumental in preserving the structure.[1]

In October 2008, the City of Boulder and the Colorado Regional Transportation District moved the depot again, this time to the site of a new, transit-oriented development a few city blocks to the east.[2][3]

In December, 2015, the depot reopened as a restaurant and bar named Roadhouse Boulder Depot in the Boulder Junction development. It's now located just north of 31st and Pearl Street on Junction Place.


  1. ^ a b Monica Pratt. "It's Not the Train but the Station That Is Leaving". ersi. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  2. ^ Vanessa Miller (2008-10-01). "Depot stalls traffic, nears new home". Colorado Daily. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. 
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Coordinates: 40°01′30″N 105°15′03″W / 40.024923°N 105.250897°W / 40.024923; -105.250897