Texas & Pacific Railway Depot

Texas & Pacific Railway Depot (HM1J4U)

Location: Baird, TX 79504 Callahan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 23.458', W 99° 23.69'

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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
HM NumberHM1J4U
Marker Number5241
Year Placed1985
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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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
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W 1st St, Baird TX 79504, US
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