Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

1881
December 24

1881

Union Gas Co. organized (later Pueblo Gas & Fuel)

December 24

1881

Central High School erected

December 24

1881

First Oil Well drilled in upper Arkansas Valley

December 24

1881

Building Boom – Under Construction:

December 24

1881

Fitch Block- SW corner 3rd and Santa Fe

December 24

1881

Holden Block – 201 N. Santa Fe

December 24

1881

Studzinski Block – 219 N. Santa Fe

December 24

1881

Numa Hotel (Elks building) 5th & Santa Fe

1882
December 24

1882

Grand Hotel opens at 8th and Santa Fe Ave

December 24

1882

Mechanic’s Block opens 207-211 N. Main

December 24

1882

Hinsdale School erected (7th & Grand)

December 24

1882

Sisters of Charity open St Mary’s Hospital

December 24

1882

Denver and New Orleans Railroad arrives

December 24

1882

 Central Pueblo incorporated

December 24

1882

First City Hall built at 614 N. Main (highly renovated but still in use in 2019)

1883
December 24

1883

Mahlon Thatcher’s mansion, Hillcrest, built (15th & Greenwood)

1884
December 24

1884

Colorado Smelting & Refining established

1886
December 24

1886

Central Pueblo, South Pueblo, and Pueblo consolidated into the City of Pueblo

1887
December 24

1887

Consolidation City Hall built on South Main St.

December 24

1887

Alva Adams begins first term as Colorado Governor

December 24

1887

Missouri Pacific Railroad arrives

1888
December 24

1888

Rock Island Railroad arrives

December 24

1888

First Power Generating Plant constructed

December 24

1888

Guggenheims’ Philadelphia Smelter opens

1889
December 24

1889

Union Depot constructed– 132 W. B Street