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Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot

Historic Brownsville Museum

 
 
Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot ... Marker - Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
1. Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot ... Marker - Panel 1
Inscription.
Panel 1:
Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot
Official Historical Medallion, Texas Historical Commission

This depot was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1928 as part of its extension into the Rio Grande Valley. A fine example of Spanish colonial revival architecture, the depot features a tile roof, arcades, curvilinear parapets, and other ornamentation common to that style. The structure was used as a passenger depot until 1952. It now serves as a reminder of the railroad’s impact on the development of Brownsville and the lower Rio Grande Valley.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places, 1978

Panel 2:
Brownsville Heritage Trail
El Museo Histórico de Brownsville
So. Pacific Depot

Esta estación de ferrocarril es una de cuatro que fueron construidas en esta parte de la frontera por el diseñador Leonard B. McCoy. El estilo que fue usado en las cuatro estaciones es renacimento colonial español. Era un estilo muy popular en el periódo de 1920. La extensión de las lineas de ferrocarril al valle en la primera parte del siglo fue un desarollo muy importante.
Funding provided by Historic Brownsville Museum Association
 
Erected
Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot Marker - Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
2. Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot Marker - Panel 2
1985 by Texas Historical Commission and Historic Brownsville Museum Assoc. (Marker Number 4985.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Southern Pacific Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 25° 54.449′ N, 97° 29.959′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on East Madison Street east of E. 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The museum is approximately one mile southwest of US 77/83 via 6th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 East Madison Street, Brownsville TX 78520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Palo Alto (approx. 7.5 miles away); Palo Alto Battlefield (approx. 7.5 miles away); a different marker also named Palo Alto Battlefield (approx. 7.7 miles away); Battle of Palmito Ranch (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Brownsville, Texas. (Submitted on November 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. 25.907486, -97.499315
 
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Historic Brownsville Museum image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
3. Historic Brownsville Museum
marker panels visible at main entrance, center-right.
Historic Brownsville Museum - Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot, southeast face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
4. Historic Brownsville Museum - Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot, southeast face
"Welcome to the United States" - image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
5. "Welcome to the United States" -
Brownsville side of the international crossing southeast of the Museum - at the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) campus on old Fort Brown - across International Blvd. from the U.S. end of the Gateway International Bridge to Matamoros, Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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