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Broomfield Depot Museum
depotThe mission of the Broomfield Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Broomfield while focusing on the railroad depot.

Constructed by Colorado & Southern Railway (C&S) bridge and building crews in 1909, the Broomfield Depot jointly served the C&S and one of its subsidiaries, the Denver & Interurban Railroad (D&I). The C&S provided standard rail service while the D&I was an electric commuter line between Denver and Boulder. The D&I was known as the "Kite Route" because its 51-mile route resembled a kite on a string.

Its hard to imagine Broomfield as a small town but in 1909 only 160 people resided in the hamlet. Concerned about the lack of housing for a station agent and hoping to attract a married man because they were considered steady and reliable, the railroad built the living-in depot with a family in mind. Guided tours explain the risks and benefits for the railroad employees and their families who lived onsite.


 Broomfield Depot Museum History Talks

 Video: Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration.

 


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To learn more about the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends’ monthly “Local History Comes Alive “speaker series click here www.BroomfieldDepotFriends.org


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Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Administrator
Ph: 303.460.6824
jainlay-conley@broomfield.org

2201 W. 10th Ave.
Broomfield, CO
Map & directions

Mailing address:
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020

Hours

Saturdays
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission is free!

To schedule a tour for groups
of 8 or more, please call
303.460.6824.  


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