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"Architecture - Union Station" Denver Favorite Tip by Toughluck

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Favorite thing: Denver's Union Station was constrcuted to consolidate rail acitivy in the City and to replace the 4 separate stations. This 1880 Italianate style is built of Colorado Rhyolite and sandstone.

Measurements:
Length: 504 feet
Height: 128 feet (tower)

Designer: William E. Taylor of Kansas City.

Expanded in 1892 to 880 feet.

A fire burned down the central section on March 18, 1894. It was replaced by a Van Brunt & Howe (Kansas City). IN 1914, this section was replaced with the existing Neoclassical section.

"synopsis of the Lower Downtown Walking tour plaque"

Fondest memory: For more images, see my Union Station travelogue

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  • Written Mar 25, 2008
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