Union Station History

The Crawford Hotel Monogram Detail The Crawford is one of the most historic Denver, Colorado hotels. Located within Union Station, the hotel has a unique past. From fires, to the gold rush, to World War II, and more, The Crawford embraces its halcyon heritage with a striking, modern luxury.

May, 1881 – The original Union Station opens costing $525,000

March 18, 1894 – Union Station ignites, causing significant damage and destroying its original tower. The fire started in the women’s restroom when the electrical system catches fire.

1894 – Union Station is rebuilt with a stone clock tower

July 4, 1906 – The Mizpah Arch is formally dedicated.

1914 – The stone clock tower is torn down and Union Station is redesigned to the exterior we see today

December 7, 1931– The Mizpah Arch is removed as it becomes a traffic hazard

July 30, 2010 – The US Department of Transportation announces the Union Station revitalization project

2012 – RTD approves the lease of Union Station to Sage Hospitality, Larimer Associates, REGen LLC, and Urban Neighborhoods.

May 9, 2014 – Union Station Bus Concourse opens

July 12, 2014 – Denver Union Station opens

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