Details for Southern Pacific Depot (Atlas Number 5215004987)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215004987

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Marker Number 4987
Atlas Number 5215004987
Marker Title Southern Pacific Depot
Index Entry Southern Pacific Depot
Address 602 University
City Edinburg
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 583032
UTM Northing 2909322
Subject Codes Colonial Revival; railroad depots; railroads; design and construction
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 602 University, Edinburg
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Completed and occupied on August 1, 1927, this depot was designed by Southern Pacific Railroad architect Leonard B. McCoy, and built by Ward Construction of El Paso. The depot was part of a major railroad expansion into South Texas. Edinburg felt a positive economic impact when the railroad began shipping citrus and vegetables and serving passengers' needs. Passenger service ceased in 1952, although freight service continued until 1982. The train depot is a fine example of Spanish colonial revival architecture. Features include double entries, tile detailing and built in benches. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996