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


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