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Denver Union Station Photograph Collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 105

Scope and Contents

Shows people and events of the 100th Anniversary of Union Station in Denver, Colorado, July 25, 1981; photographed by Joel Forrest. Handwritten identification inserted in sleeve of each print. A total of 54 color photographic prints.


  • July 25, 1981

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Built at the intersection of Wynkoop and 17th, Denver's Union Station opened on May 13, 1881. Architects Aaron Gove and Thomas F. Walsh designed the building in the Beaux-Arts and Italian Romanesque style. The original building included an 180-foot tower made of rhyolite, and was destroyed in a fire on March 18, 1984. Reconstruction repaired the main section of the station in its original architectural style. The photographs in the collection are from a celebration dedicated to the building's 100th Anniversary in 1981.


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Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, National Railway Historical Society-Intermountain Chapter,1981.

Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States