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Missouri Pacific Freight Station

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1928. 115 W. Harrison Ave.

The station symbolizes the position of Harlingen as a regional distribution center and hub to railroad company division offices. The stuccoed two-story office wing with Mission Revival parapets is attached to a one-story, gabled, linear wing with perimeter platforms to handle rail freight. Downtown Harlingen's low vertical scale enables the structure to maintain a notable visual presence.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Missouri Pacific Freight Station", [Harlingen, 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, 300-300.

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