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Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce (Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Passenger Station)

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1902. 115 N. Covington St.

The typical, long, rectangular station with broad overhangs received considerable additional flair from the addition of large Queen Anne dormers, hipped roofs, and Eastlake scroll-sawn roof brackets. This was the passenger station built to supplement the earlier freight depot, containing a ticket office, baggage room, and racially segregated waiting rooms and restrooms. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway reached Hillsboro in 1881, making it a regional shipping hub. The depot was moved from its original rail-side location to this site beneath the town water tower in 1978.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce (Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Passenger Station)", [Hillsboro, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 267-267.

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