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Elizabeth in Elbert County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Historic Section House

 
 
Historic Section House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 30, 2011
1. Historic Section House Marker
Inscription. The Denver & New Orleans Railroad was established in 1881. It was intended that the railroad would extend south from Denver, ultimately connecting with other railroads in Texas to establish a connection to New Orleans. Construction of the line reached Elizabeth in 1882, and shortly thereafter, this Section House was built to house railroad employees. Then, it faced the railroad tracks to the east (as shown), with the area now known as Main Street passing by its back door.

The Elizabeth Section house is representative of the design used by the D&NO Railroad at other locations, including Parker, Elbert and Eastonville. This Section House is the sole remaining section house from this line. After the demise of the railroad, the building was used as a private residence for many years.

The Prairie Development Corporation purchased the building in 2002, and with the help of a Colorado State Historical Fund grant, restored the Section House to its original appearance (while stabilizing it on a new foundation) with the goal of selling it for commercial use. Its original structural integrity is protected by an historic easement.
 
Location. 39° 21.575′ N, 104° 35.702′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, Colorado, in Elbert County. Marker is on East Main Street, on

Historic Section House of the D&NO Railroad in Elizabeth, Colorado image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 30, 2011
2. Historic Section House of the D&NO Railroad in Elizabeth, Colorado
the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth CO 80107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiowa (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pioneer Women of Colorado (approx. 6.9 miles away); Trail Under Siege / Rising to the Challenge (approx. 6.9 miles away); Franktown (approx. 8.7 miles away); Russellville - History of Franktown / Franktown Country - Timber Industry (approx. 9.4 miles away); Newcomb House (approx. 14.1 miles away); Ave Maria Chapel (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Historic Section House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 30, 2011
3. Historic Section House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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