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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station

 
 
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.  This railroad station was constructed between 1908 and 1910 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad was completed between Denver and Salt Lake City in March 1883, and the Western Pacific between Salt Lake City and Oakland, California, in August 1910. Designed by architect Henry J. Schlachs of Chicago, Illinois, the building cost a reported $750,000 and is characterized by elements of Beaux Arts Classicism and Renaissance Revival architectural styles. Completed in 1910, one year after construction of the Union Pacific Station three blocks to the North, this railroad station was an important element in the attempt by George Gould to develop a transcontinental railroad system to compete with the Union Pacific. In 1977 the building was given to the State of Utah. It has been occupied by the Utah State Historical Society since December 1980.
 
Erected by Utah State Historical Society. (Marker Number N-83.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location.
Denver & Rio Grande Station image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
2. Denver & Rio Grande Station
40° 45.776′ N, 111° 54.256′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Rio Grand Street and Broadway (300 South), on the right when traveling south on Rio Grand Street. This historic depot is now the Headquarters of the Utah State Historical Society and its Archives. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park (Rio Grande) Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Henderson Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Henderson Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Warehouse Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Flag of the United States of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Westgate Fine Arts Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Crane Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. This location is also on the National Register of Historic Sites.
 
Also see . . .
1. Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. An excellent article on Wikipedia about the railroad. (Submitted on June 27, 2007.) 

2. Salt Lake City Rio Grande Depot. History and photos of the interior. (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

3. All aboard! Rio Grande Depot turns 100 this year. Salt Lake City Desert News article by Marc Haddock published on Monday, April
Rear side of station where trains used to run. image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
3. Rear side of station where trains used to run.
19 2010, with 17 historical photographs. (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,028 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on August 28, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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