No bidders at train depot auction

Grand Junction’s historic railroad depot at 119 Pitkin Ave. failed to find a buyer at a foreclosure auction Wednesday at the Mesa County Public Trustee office.

The 103-year-old depot didn’t even attract a bidder.

Foreclosure proceedings for the depot were started at the end of July, and it was turned over to Alpine Bank. The minimum bid to take the building off the bank’s hands was $165,840.44.

What’s next for the depot is uncertain, said Jarrod Pearson, an associate attorney with Hoskin Farina and Kampf in Grand Junction. Pearson attended the auction as a representative of Alpine Bank. For now, the foreclosure process continues.

Members of the Friends of the Depot group, which raised $2,000 to try to restore the depot, said they will continue to promote the depot as a historic site and hope a new owner will save the structure.


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