Texas and Pacific Railway Freight Depot


At a Glance:
  • Texas and Pacific Railway Freight Depot
  • Original Client: Texas and Pacific Railway
  • Year Completed: 1911 or 1912
  • Lead Architect: Unknown. Possibly a T & P house architect. Some people believe it was designed by H.C. Trost, but this has not been documented.
  • Architectural Style: Prairie School
  • Current Status: Vacant and slowly deteriorating, but still sound.



The building in 1912. Image credit: SMU Digital Archives.

The building in 1960. Image Credit: Texas Historical Commission, Roy Platner Collection via El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum Facebook Page

The building in 1960, front view. Image Credit: Texas Historical Commission, Roy Platner Collection via El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum Facebook Page

The building in 1960, viewing the south side. Note Trost's Momsen, Dunnegan & Ryan building photobomb.  Image Credit: Texas Historical Commission, Roy Platner Collection via El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum Facebook Page

Both of the following two images are from the east facing west. The roof of the Trost building can be seen to the right side of both of these 1961 photographs. The S&P yard was a busy place! In the second image below, Trost's Momsen, Donnegan and Ryan building is visible.

Image Credit: US Pres. RR com. Col. Cornell Lib. Digital col. via El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum Facebook Page

Image Credit: US Pres. RR com. Col. Cornell Lib. Digital col. via El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum Facebook Page


Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018

Photo taken by Mark Stone 8/20/2018