Preserving Community Connections


Jessica R. Reske, AIA, LEED AP
Architect/Historic Preservation Specialist

Preserving Community Connections: Depots Across Colorado

Railroads played a significant role in the development of many Colorado communities.  Across the state, depots sprang up as railroads were extended to developing areas.  Often, the railroad served as a link between small communities, making industries such as mining and agriculture viable even in remote locations. 

We have had the pleasure of working on a number of historic depots across the state in the last couple of years including the Crested Butte Depot, the Broomfield Depot, the Sterling Depot, and the Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot in Grand Junction.  No longer active depots, each of these buildings serves as a reminder of the past, preserving local community connections with their heritage.