Details for Texas & Pacific Railroad Passenger Terminal (Atlas Number 5439005243)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439005243


Marker Number 5243
Atlas Number 5439005243
Marker Title Texas & Pacific Railroad Passenger Terminal
Index Entry Texas & Pacific Railroad Passenger Terminal
Address 211 W. Lancaster
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 656734
UTM Northing 3624334
Subject Codes buildings; railroad depots; railroads; design and construction; Art Deco
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Lancaster & Throckmorton St., Fort Worth
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A line of the Texas & Pacific Railroad was extended to Fort Worth in 1876 and proved vital to the economic growth of the City. Company officials, led by the President John L. Lancaster, had this Passenger Terminal Building constructed in 1931. Designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick (1888-1964), it is a good example of the Art Deco style. Rail traffic began to decline during the 1950s and the last T&P passenger train to the city stopped here on March 22, 1967.