The Depot Museum is closed until further notice. Due to the urgent need to stop the spread of COVID-19, the State of Colorado has moved the City and County of Broomfield into Level Red: Severe on the Dial, effective Nov. 20. View details on capacity limits, operating restrictions and more at Broomfield.org/COVID
Broomfield in the Time of COVID-19
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Depot Building History
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. 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.
Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration.