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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.
Photographed 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.
 
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marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 39° 21.575′ N, 104° 35.702′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, Colorado, in Elbert County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth CO 80107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Olde Hotel Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Women of Colorado (approx. 6.9 miles away); Kiowa (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
Historic Section House of the D&NO Railroad in Elizabeth, Colorado image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 30, 2011
2. Historic Section House of the D&NO Railroad in Elizabeth, Colorado
Historic Section House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 30, 2011
3. Historic Section House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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