National Register of Historic Places

South Torrington Union Pacific Depot


Date Added to Register

Tuesday, December 31, 1974

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In 1925 the Union Pacific Railroad Company began surveying a line from Cottier to Torrington in preparation for construction of a railroad extension to a proposed Holly Sugar factory to be built just south of the Torrington city limits. Six acres of land opposite the factory had been purchased for the proposed new Union Pacific Depot. The South Torrington Union Pacific Depot was constructed in 1926 as a passenger and freight depot. It was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood and Company of Los Angeles in the Spanish Mission architectural style. It is constructed of reinforced concrete with red-brick trim and a colored-slate roof. The north and south ends of the building are one story in height, while the south-central portion is two stories. The second story included a living quarters containing five rooms, two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and a bath. The main level contained a freight and baggage room, a holdover room and record room, an agent's office, a passenger waiting room, and restrooms.

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