Details for Bledsoe Santa Fe Depot (Atlas Number 5303000434)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5303000434


Marker Number 434
Atlas Number 5303000434
Marker Title Bledsoe Santa Fe Depot
Index Entry Bledsoe Santa Fe Depot
Address 6105 19th Street
City Lubbock
County Lubbock
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 226248
UTM Northing 3719243
Subject Codes railroad depots; railroads
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 6105 Nineteenth Street, Lubbock
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A relic from one of America's last frontiers. Built in 1925 on range land of newly organized Cochran County, at Bledsoe, this structure not only served its purpose as a railroad station, but was a meeting hall for churches and social groups. Sheepherders and cowboys would bed down on its floor when detained at the station in shipping season. Phased out of service by 1966, structure was moved 70 miles to be preserved by Gene Hemmle. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973.