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Mineola Transportation Plaza (Texas and Pacific Railway Passenger Station)

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1906; 1951 altered; 2005 restored. 115 E. Front St.

Travelers passing through Mineola by train were served by two hotels located on each side of the depot and tracks. To the south, opposite the depot, was the now demolished Bailey-Carlton Hotel (1913); its foundation footprint is still visible. The three-story Beckham Hotel (1928; 113–121 E. Commerce Street) was built north of the depot. Splendid Craftsman public spaces were uncovered in a recent interior restoration. The centerpiece of the travel-related buildings is the station, which was radically modernized by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1951. The building’s hipped roof, canopy supported by iron brackets, and decorative details were restored in 2005.

Nearby, the Mineola Historical Museum (former U.S. Post Office) of 1937 at 114 N. Pacific Street, a WPA project, contains the mural The Horse and Buggy Give Way to Modern Methods of Mail Transportation by California artist Bernard Zakheim.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Mineola Transportation Plaza (Texas and Pacific Railway Passenger Station)", [Mineola, 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, 111-112.

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