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Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, 601 East Madison Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Item Title


Location
601 East Madison Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3284
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-81).
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
National Register Number: 78002903
Significance: 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.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DISTANT VIEW FROM WEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW OF FRONT AND LEFT FLANK FROM SOUTHWEST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW OF FRONT SOUTHEAST.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 NORTHWEST (REAR) CORNER VIEW.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW OF CAMPANARIO, PARAPET AND CHIMNEY FROM NORTHWEST.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FRONT CENTRAL BAY WINDOWS AND BALCONET.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 ENTRANCE AND BALCONY, LEFT CENTRAL BAY, FRONT.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 ORNAMENTAL CAST-STONE WINDOW BALCONY PARAPET CENTRAL BAY FRONT.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 BAGGAGE ROOM ENTRANCE, WEST BAY, FRONT.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 CAST-STONE ORNAMENT, EAST END BAY.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 ENTRY WAY WALL WITH TICKET WINDOW.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 TICKET WINDOW WITH POLYCHROME TILE WAINSCOTTING.
14. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 WAITING ROOM CEILING.
15. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DRINKING FOUNTAIN WITH CHILDREN AND PAN PIPES IN SPLASH PANEL.
16. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DRINKING FOUNTAIN WITH PEACOCK AND GRAPEVINE SPLASH PANEL.


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