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Baird in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas & Pacific Railway Depot

 
 
Texas & Pacific Railway Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
1. Texas & Pacific Railway Depot Marker
Inscription. The Texas & Pacific Railway arrived here in 1880, platting a town near the work camp of Matthew Baird, surveyor and engineer. In 1881, the T&P built a roundhouse and immigrant house, and moved a depot building to this new railroad division point. The town of Baird prospered and became county seat in 1883. A frame depot built in 1905 converted to storage when replaced by this two-story brick depot in 1911. The Prairie Style building features a decorative belt course, overhanging eaves, low-pitched roof and unusual Flemish Style parapet. In 1977, the railroad discontinued use of the building, which still recalls the town’s importance as a shipping point.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985

 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5241.)
 
Location. 32° 23.458′ N, 99° 23.69′ W. Marker is in Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of First Street and Market Street. Click for map. Marker is at entrance to the Baird T and P Depot, Visitors Center, and Transportation Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of Baird (approx.
Texas & Pacific Railway Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
2. Texas & Pacific Railway Depot Marker
At entrance to Baird T and P Depot, Visitors Center, and Transportation Museum
0.2 miles away); Historic National Bankhead Highway (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Baird (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Pecan C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneers (approx. ¼ mile away); Baby Treaty Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); Callahan County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Callahan County (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baird.
 
Also see . . .
1. Texas and Pacific Railway - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 11, 2015.)
2. Texas and Pacific Railway. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on February 11, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Texas & Pacific Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
3. Texas & Pacific Railway Depot
North elevation view from First Street
Baird T and P Depot, Visitors Center, and Transportation Museum image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
4. Baird T and P Depot, Visitors Center, and Transportation Museum
View to south from Market Street
Downtown Baird image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
5. Downtown Baird
View to south from Market Street
Texas & Pacific Railway Depot at end of street
Texas & Pacific Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
6. Texas & Pacific Railway Depot
South elevation facing the railroad tracks
BNSF Railroad Tracks East of Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
7. BNSF Railroad Tracks East of Depot
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
8. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Located at building entrance near marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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