Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas & Paciﬁc Railroad Depot
Construction began in May 1910 and included a brick and concrete building with a tile roof. The Texas & Pacific Railroad depot is a rectangular, one-story building displaying an eclectic blend of Mission Revival and Prairie School influences. Surmounted by a hipped tile roof with gabled dormers, the depot features a projecting gable over the North First Street entrance, opposite an octagonal tower. Over a battered stucco base, the red brick walls rise to a molded cornice, with corner quoins, stringcourse and decorative details at the dormers executed in stucco or cast stone. The windows originally had multi-light upper sashes with a row of diamond panes at the top.
On March 14, 1911, thousands of people gathered to hear former President Theodore Roosevelt speak. In 1936, the Works Progress Administration built a section of elevated track with concrete underpasses with passenger stairs
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18416.)
Location. 32° 26.966′ N, 99° 44.062′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of N 1st Street and Cypress St, on the left when traveling west on N 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 N 1st St, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hotel Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); Abilene Reporter-News (within shouting distance of this marker); The Texas & Pacific Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bankhead Highway Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton (about 400 feet away); Pine Street Shootout (about 500 feet away); Hotel Wooten (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . . Texas and Pacific Railway. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 21, 2017.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.