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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Paso & Southwestern Depot and Park

 
 
E.P.&S.W. Depot and Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
1. E.P.&S.W. Depot and Park Marker
Inscription. The El Paso and Southwestern Railroad, originally owned by the Phelps Dodge Company, was extended from El Paso into Tucson in the fall of 1912. The handsome depot of classical design, featuring a large rotunda with a stained glass dome, was completed in December, 1913. A park commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Douglas separated the passengers and freight depots. Landscaped by Cammillo Fenzi, it featured many rare and unusual trees and shrubs. In 1924 the E.P. & S.W. Railroad became part of the Southern Pacific System.

[ Spanish Translation: ]
Estación y Parque E.P. & S.W.
El ferrocarril El Paso y Southwestern, propiedad de a Compañía Phelps Dodge, fue extendido de El Paso hasta Tucsón en 1912. La estación, estilo clásico, se abrió en Diciembre de 1913. Estrena cúpula de vidrio a colores, columnas de piedra caliza de Indiana, exterior de terra cotta, y techo tejado. Un parque, comisionado por Walter Douglas y su esposa, separaba los edificios de pasaeros y fletes. Sus matas exóticas y árboles fueron planeados y plantados por Camillo Franceschi. Este ferrocarril se hizo parte del sistema Southern Pacific en 1924.
 
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location.
E.P.&S.W. Depot and Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
2. E.P.&S.W. Depot and Park Marker
Spanish translation of marker text.
32° 13.214′ N, 110° 58.668′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on West Congress Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Granada Avenue (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congress Street (about 800 feet away); Pearl Street / Ott Street (about 800 feet away); Main Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arizona's First Public School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Manning House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presidio Wall Camino Real (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
Also see . . .  History of the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Company. It began as a 36-mile long railroad from the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona to a connection with the Santa Fe’s Arizona & New Mexico Railroad located at Fairbank, Arizona. The initial name of this railroad was the Arizona & Southeastern Railroad, built in 1888-1889 by the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Corp. Its main purpose was to be able to transport copper anodes from a smelter in Bisbee to a refinery in El Paso, Texas. To further reduce transportation
E.P.&S.W. Depot Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
3. E.P.&S.W. Depot Entrance
Marker is to left of door.
expenses, in 1894 Phelps Dodge Corp. extended the railroad another 19 miles to the north to a connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad at Benson, Arizona.
(Submitted on January 6, 2010.) 
 
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E.P.&S.W. Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
4. E.P.&S.W. Depot
 
 
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