Edinburg in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Southern Pacific Depot
Completed and occupied on August 1, 1927, this depot was designed by Southern Pacific Railroad architect Leonard B. McCoy, and built by Ward Construction of El Paso. The depot was part of a major railroad expansion into South Texas. Edinburg felt a positive economic impact when the railroad began shipping citrus and vegetables and serving passengers' needs. Passenger service ceased in 1952, although freight service continued until 1982. The train depot is a fine example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Features include double entries, tile detailing and built-in benches.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4987.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1927.
Location. 26° 18.1′ N, 98° 10.1′ W. Marker is in Edinburg, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of South 6th Avenue and West University Drive on South 6th Avenue. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edinburg Junior College Auditorium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Hidalgo County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sgt. Alfredo "Freddy" Gonzalez Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); La Trinidad United Methodist Church of Pharr (approx. 6˝ miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); San Antonio & Rio Grande Railway (approx. 7 miles away); The Pharr Riot (approx. 7.1 miles away); Guadalupe Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.