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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.)
 
Location. 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. Touch for map
Denver & Rio Grande Station image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
2. Denver & Rio Grande Station
. This historic depot is now the Headquarters of the Utah State Historical Society and its Archives. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America.
 
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); Central Warehouse Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Flag of the United States of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Utah's First Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Broadway Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles 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. The Rio Grande Depot. Utah State History site. (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

3. Built to Last: The Rio Grande Depot Begins its Second 100 Years
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.
. Remarks by Don Hartley, State History historical preservation architect, in the Grand Lobby of the Rio Grande Depot on September 9, 2010, at the Annual Utah State History Conference. (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

4. One Building’s Life: A Plenary Address. Article by Brandon Johnson on the history of the Depot. (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

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

6. All aboard! Rio Grande Depot turns 100 this year. Salt Lake City Desert News article by Marc Haddock published on Monday, April 19 2010, with 17 historical photographs. (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,916 times since then and 59 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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