Details for Valley Mills Santa Fe Railway Depot (Atlas Number 5035005630)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035005630


Marker Number 5630
Atlas Number 5035005630
Marker Title Valley Mills Santa Fe Railway Depot
Index Entry Valley Mills Santa Fe Railway Depot
Address Avenue E
City Valley Mills
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 644890
UTM Northing 3503439
Subject Codes railroad depots; railroads
Marker Year 1973
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Valley Mills Park, 5th to 6th Streets on Avenue E, 2 blocks west of SH 6, Valley Mills
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A standard No. 9 combination freight-passenger depot, built in 1910 on Temple-Cleburne line of Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway. Local social center, especially at train time, when in pre-radio and TV era the conductor brought late news or traveling political candidates wooed votes. Highway travel and instant communication robbed depot of its business and glamour. Phased out in 1966, it was relocated here as museum in 1969. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973