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

Santa Fe Passenger Depot

 
 
Santa Fe Passenger Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Santa Fe Passenger Depot Marker
Smaller plaque notes building entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Inscription. By the end of the 19th Century Gainesville was established as one of the state's major rail centers. This depot was built about 1902 to handle the increased traffic on the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad. The red brick structure contained a Harvey House Restaurant until 1931. Although railroad use declined after World War II, this depot stands as a reminder of Gainesville's importance in Texas' early economic growth.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4580.)
 
Location. 33° 37.501′ N, 97° 8.447′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Lane and East Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Depot Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 East California Street, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barbed Wire in Cooke County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooke County Courthouse
Santa Fe Passenger Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Now the Museum At Santa Fe Depot and an AMTRAK station.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old California Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gainesville Community Circus (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Paint Horse Association (approx. mile away); Cooke County C.S.A. / 2nd Frontier Regiment (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .  Station History. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
View of marker on west side of depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. View of marker on west side of depot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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