Time To See Behind Face Of Depot Clock Tower
The Cheyenne Depot and its iconic clock tower define Cheyenne. The city exists because of the Union Pacific Railroad. The clock tower anchors the south end of Capitol Avenue with the gold dome of Wyoming's State Capitol building at the north end.
The station was built of sandstone blocks quarried near Fort Collins, Colorado in 1887 by the Union Pacific Railroad for about $100,000. Three years later, the Depot’s defining element, the clock tower received its 1,000 pound, four-faced clock, each six-feet-four-inches in diameter, facing the major points of the compass.
Cheyenne's Union Pacific Depot is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.
Special thanks to Christy McCarthy, Executive Director, Cheyenne Depot Museum