When the Union Pacific Depot first opened as a train station in 1908, it was one of the largest in the west. Murals inside the building were painted years ago to reveal the history of the region for visiting passengers. Today this historic building is preserved as a notable landmark to Salt Lake City and railway history.
Built in the French Second Empire architectural style, this train depot stands made of sandstone. The elegant building debuts some beautiful features that are reminiscent of the era in which is was constructed.
Through the years several different tracks and rail lines have made their stop at this station in Salt Lake City. While the last passenger rail travel was removed in 1986, the building still stands today.
How to Visit
The Union Pacific Depot is located at 18 N Rio Grande Street in downtown Salt Lake City. The building can be seen and photographed from the sidewalk. Also, the lobby serves as an entrance to The Gateway, a local shopping area.
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