Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot

601 E. Madison St., Brownsville, Texas

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Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DISTANT VIEW FROM WEST.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Southern Pacific RR Passenger Station, built ca. 1929, is a particularly fine example of Spanish Mission Revival architecture. Its sharply defined form and open site make it one of Brownsville's most visually impressive landmarks. (National Register, November 17, 1978, as Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot.) Inoperative, 1955. Adaptive re-use sought by city. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TX-3284)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1978
Reference number
78002903
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Spanish Colonial Revival
Areas of significance
Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Rail-related
Current functions
Business; Warehouse
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1928; 1929

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