Brownwood Sante Fe Passenger Depot, Historic Plaque

Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque at the Brownwood Sante Fe Passenger Depot. It reads: "Railroad construction began in Brown County in 1884, and the first train arrived in Brownwood in 1885. This depot was designed by Jarvis Hunt of Chicago and built in 1909 by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company. It accommodated traffic from a major rail junction between California and Texas and led to increased regional development. Passenger train usage peaked during World War II as 15 trains came through here daily. Architectural features include solid red brick construction with stucco finish. Broad round arches, a 7-bay primary facade and a hipped red tile roof." Another plaque above the historic one reads: "Santa Fe Railroad Depot has been listed in the national register of historic places by the United States Department of the Interior, 1976."

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Brown County - Brownwood
Creation Date: August 1, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 146
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 1, 2005
  • Digitized: August 12, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Brown County - Brownwood
Coordinates
31.7167780098, -98.979755
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
August 1, 2005
Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque at the Brownwood Sante Fe Passenger Depot. It reads: "Railroad construction began in Brown County in 1884, and the first train arrived in Brownwood in 1885. This depot was designed by Jarvis Hunt of Chicago and built in 1909 by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company. It accommodated traffic from a major rail junction between California and Texas and led to increased regional development. Passenger train usage peaked during World War II as 15 trains came through here daily. Architectural features include solid red brick construction with stucco finish. Broad round arches, a 7-bay primary facade and a hipped red tile roof." Another plaque above the historic one reads: "Santa Fe Railroad Depot has been listed in the national register of historic places by the United States Department of the Interior, 1976."

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Keyword(s): plaque
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn0799
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth5775
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Points
31.7167780098, -98.979755
Brownwood Sante Fe Passenger Depot, Historic Plaque

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