Union Station in Denver
On June 1, 1881, Denver’s Union Station opened as the largest structure west of the Mississippi. The station welcomed people from all walks of life, from pioneers and miners to U.S. presidents and Buffalo Bill Cody—and even royalty from abroad. It served as the center point for transporting cargo to Denver before the rise in popularity of air travel. Due to revitalization efforts, Union Station is the centerpiece of the nation’s largest transportation hub and the pride of the city. Author Rhonda Beck explores the history and stories behind one of the Mile High City’s most iconic historic landmarks.
About Rhonda Beck (Denver, Colorado Author)
Rhonda Beck is current member of Colorado Preservation, Inc., Historic Denver, Inc., History Colorado, Denver Architecture Foundation, and the Institute of Classical Art & Architecture.
Rhonda researched and co-authored “Northwest Congress Park Neighborhood” published by Historic Denver, Inc. (2004)
Hooked on Denver's fascinating history, literally within the week after the Congress Park book hit the shelves, Rhonda started research on the old hotels that once existed downtown Denver, an interest that came about from seeing hotel guests lists and advertisements in the old newspapers while researching Congress Park articles and has continued an in-depth research for over ten years. Rhonda has researched and written several historic profiles for owners of old Denver homes. She is a preservation advocate and is passionate about Denver's history.