Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
San Antonio & Aransas Pass Passenger Train Depot
In 1887, Kerrville was chosen as the last stop on the SA&AP Railroad. A wood depot was erected four blocks west of here to accommodate the large influx of travelers and trade. The original depot burned in 1913. Lumberyard owner Frank J. Beitel sold the SA&AP a portion of his land for a new depot. The 1915 brick depot's design incorporated arched doorways at the main entrance and open-air platform, a central ticket counter, storage and two waiting rooms with wood burning stoves. Original windows with wavy glass remain. After train service discontinued in 1970, the depot served as a restaurant and retail space for the community.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2017
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18622.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 30° 2.993′ N, 99° 8.351′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 Schreiner Street, Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beitel Lumberyard (a few steps from this marker); Zion Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kerr County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Settlers of Kerr County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerr County (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Kerr (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bocock Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway. The Railroad business was active in Kerrville until the 1970s. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.