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St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway Depot

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1904. 201 N. Park St.

The depot opened to the great expectations of railroad company investors, who eyed tidy returns from the new rail line based on the economic promise of South Texas. The hipped-roof, linear-plan brick structure, acquired by the Missouri Pacific line in 1925, is the last of the railroad structures in Kingsville following the closure of shops and roundhouse in 1955 and their later demolition; the end of passenger service in 1966; and the reduction of railroad staff from a height of fifteen hundred employees to a mere few by the 1970s. It now functions as a city-managed railroad museum.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway Depot", [Kingsville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 255-255.

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