“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Santa Fe Freight Depot

Santa Fe Freight Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, April 13, 2014
1. Santa Fe Freight Depot Marker
Inscription. The Santa Fe Freight Depot was constructed in 1929 by the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company.The depot is a unique example of a reinforced concrete structure. Like other buildings on Jackson Street, the freight depot reflects the commercial and warehouse development that took place along the railroad tracks. The depot is built along the point where the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads met, the only place in Arizona where the two major railroads were connected. The depot was important for the transferal of trade goods between the two railroads. Phoenix's warehouse district developed in the area because of the importance of this connection point. The depot is a good example of the Moderne style, an influential style for commercial architecture in Phoenix during this period. Maricopa County purchased the building in 1999.
This property has been placed on the Phoenix Historic Property Register.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Fulton Brock Don Stapley Andrew Kunasek Max W. Wilson Mary Rose Garrido Wilcox

County Manager, David R. Smith

Preserving Arizona's Heritage

Erected by Maricopa County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway marker series.
Santa Fe Freight Depot Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, April 13, 2014
2. Santa Fe Freight Depot Building and Marker
Marker is mounted on the front of a modern parking garage.
33° 26.695′ N, 112° 4.814′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jackson Street and 5th Avenue when traveling south on West Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West Jackson Street, Phoenix AZ 85003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chambers Transfer & Storage Company Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. W. Walker/Central Arizona Light & Power Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maricopa County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Orpheum Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rehabilitation of the Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Evans House (approx. half a mile away); Hotel San Carlos (approx. half a mile away); 1897 Smurthwaite House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
Regarding Santa Fe Freight Depot. Building is now a Maricopa County office, but still displays the "Santa Fe Freight Depot" wording on the outside. It is also now connected to a large parking garage, which was not part of the original depot.
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
Santa Fe Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, April 13, 2014
3. Santa Fe Freight Depot
Now a Maricopa County office
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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