When the Depot Became a Station

When the Depot Became a Station (HM28F8)

Location: Denver, CO 80202 Denver County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.218', W 105° 0.014'

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1914


"This is our history - from the Transcontinental Railroad
to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and
building of our most historic bridges - our American
ancestors prioritized growth and investment
in our nation's infrastructure."

Cory Booker, 2012


By 1914, with daily traffic volume rocketing, the Denver Union Terminal Railway commissioned a new design to update and expand the Union Depot into a modern train station.
The Improvements required more land, new viaducts, new underground tunnels to move packages and passengers efficiently between the station and tracks, as well as raising the track levels to present elevation.

The north side passenger subway tunnel, located directly beneath this marker, measured 25 feet wide, 8 feet high, and 250 feet long. Tiled in white subway bricks, it had green wooden ticket boxes and green metal gate signs announcing destinations and departure times. The passenger tunnel was demolished in 2011 to make room for the new bus concourse. Two other tunnels were filled in after the end wings of the buildings were removed in 1988.
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HM NumberHM28F8
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Date Added Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 499980 N 4400413
Decimal Degrees39.75363333, -105.00023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.218', W 105° 0.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 13.08" N, 105° 0' 0.84" W
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Area Code(s)303, 720
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver CO 80202, US
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