Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Union Station Area
Lower Downtown Historic District
—Established 1988 —
Union Station was first opened in 1881 to consolidate passenger service for Denver's expanding railroads. Destroyed in 1894 by fire, Union Station's central lobby was rebuilt and then enlarged in 1914. Prominently located at the terminus of 18th street, Union Station to this day is the focal point of the Lower Downtown District.
With the building of Union Station, 18th Street gained prominence as the premiere location for many of Denver's office buildings, banks, and hotels of which the Oxford, Barth and Brown Palace survive.
Union Station and its surrounding landmarks are the heart of Denver and gracious hallmarks of why Denver became the Queen City of the
Erected 1988 by Denver Landmark Commission.
Location. 39° 45.167′ N, 104° 59.998′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is on Wynkoop St near 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Station Timeline (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Union Station (a few steps from this marker); The People of the Station (a few steps from this marker); Denver City Railway Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Local Transit Through the Ages (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oxford Hotel and Annex (about 300 feet away); When the Depot Became a Station (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Railroads & Streetcars •
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