Texas & Pacific Railway Depot

Texas & Pacific Railway Depot (HM1J4U)

Location: Baird, TX 79504 Callahan County
Buy Texas State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 32° 23.458', W 99° 23.69'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 315 views
Inscription
The Texas & Pacific Railway arrived here in 1880, platting a town near the work camp of Matthew Baird, surveyor and engineer. In 1881, the T&P built a roundhouse and immigrant house, and moved a depot building to this new railroad division point. The town of Baird prospered and became county seat in 1883. A frame depot built in 1905 converted to storage when replaced by this two-story brick depot in 1911. The Prairie Style building features a decorative belt course, overhanging eaves, low-pitched roof and unusual Flemish Style parapet. In 1977, the railroad discontinued use of the building, which still recalls the town's importance as a shipping point.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985
Details
HM NumberHM1J4U
Tags
Marker Number5241
Year Placed1985
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 462864 N 3583841
Decimal Degrees32.39096667, -99.39483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.458', W 99° 23.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 27.48" N, 99° 23' 41.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W 1st St, Baird TX 79504, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?