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

Santa Fe Union Station

 
 
Santa Fe Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
1. Santa Fe Union Station Marker
Inscription. The south half of this building was constructed in 1913 to serve as a central passenger station for Galveston's railway system and to house the general offices of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's Gulf lines. In 1932 an 11-story tower and 8-story north wing were added, incorporating elements of the art deco style. In 1964 the Galveston office of the Santa Fe Railroad closed, and the company's last passenger train stopped here three years later.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1983

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7178.)
 
Location. 29° 18.389′ N, 94° 47.809′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 25th Street and Strand Rear Street, on the right when traveling south on 25th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mitchell Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nicholas J. Clayton (about 500 feet away); Gulf, Colorado,& Santa Fe Railway Company (about 500 feet away); Hutchings, Sealy & Co. Buildings
Santa Fe Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
2. Santa Fe Union Station
(about 500 feet away); Hutchings, Sealy & Co. (about 500 feet away); Powell Arch (about 600 feet away); Mardi Gras in Galveston (about 600 feet away); Davidson Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
More about this marker. There are two markers at this railroad museum -- one in front and one in rear. This marker is in front.
 
Also see . . .
1. Railroad Museum. (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. The Original Union Station. (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Gulf, Colorado,& Santa Fe Railway Company In The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Santa Fe Union Station Interior image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
3. Santa Fe Union Station Interior
Cruse Ships Dock Near This Train Station image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
4. Cruse Ships Dock Near This Train Station
Santa Fe Union Station Museum image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
5. Santa Fe Union Station Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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