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Las Cruces in Doa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Santa Fe Railroad Depot

1910

 
 
The Santa Fe Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 27, 2015
1. The Santa Fe Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  
City of Las Cruces
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected by City of Las Cruces.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 32° 18.516′ N, 106° 47.215′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Doa Ana County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Mesilla Street and West Las Cruces Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 N Mesilla St, Las Cruces NM 88005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Las Cruces Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Doa Ana County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Rio Grande Theatre (approx. half a mile away); The Branigan Building (approx. half a mile away); La Mesilla (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rio Grande
The Santa Fe Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 27, 2016
2. The Santa Fe Railroad Depot Marker
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Butterfield Overland Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); La Posta de Mesilla (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
 
Regarding The Santa Fe Railroad Depot. Excerpt from the National Register nomination for the Alameda-Depot Historic District, which includes the depot:
800 W. Las Cruces (west side of N. Mesilla, facing end of W. Las Cruces
Avenue), Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot, Mission Revival Style, one-story, stuccoed brick, passenger section has red tiled gabled roof with wide overhang supported by heavy bracketed purlins, parapeted gable ends topped with the round emblem of the Santa Fe Railroad, and projections in center of east and west facades that rise through the eaves to form parapeted dormers. Arched window in projection facing tracks. At south end of passenger section is flat-roofed freight section with stepped parapets and canales. Together both sections measure 24 feet by 150 feet. Cinder-block addition to freight section in 1961 extended depot to 210 feet, remainder of building unaltered. 1909

 
Also see . . .
1. Alameda-Depot Historic District
Original Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot, Las Cruces, N.M. image. Click for full size.
via Kansas Historical Society (public domain), circa 1885
3. Original Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Depot, Las Cruces, N.M.
. National Register of Historic Places nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the district, of which the depot is a significant structure. (National Park Service) (Submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Las Cruces History | The City That Knew it Could. The arrival of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad brought immense change to Las Cruces. (Bud Russo, LasCruces.com, posted Sept. 28, 2020) (Submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Mar. 27, 2023