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Texarkana Union Station

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1930, E. M. Tucker. 101 W. Front St.

Like the U.S. Post Office and Federal Building (LT29), Union Station straddles the state line, which passes through a classical facade featuring three tall, round-arched openings separated by Corinthian pilasters. Above the cornice, a florid stone circular frame (lacking its original timepiece) is a composition reminiscent of New York City’s Grand Central Station, a suitable image to terminate the long urban axis north to the post office. The station was built to consolidate the operations of four railroads that served Texarkana in the late 1920s. Tragically, that vista has been permanently obstructed by a contemporary courthouse, the Bi-State Justice Center (1985, Reinheimer/Crumpton Associates) at 100 N. State Line Avenue, a watered-down version of the inverted massing of the Boston City Hall.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Texarkana Union Station", [Texarkana, Arkansas], 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, 105-105.

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