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Information about the Pearland Depot Photos - Pearland, TX

Information about the Pearland Depot Photos - Pearland, TX

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Information about the Pearland Depot
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TOP LEFT:
Depot upon completion in 1913. This grand old depot became a favorite gathering place for the town people. They came by horse back, wagon, buggy and many settlers walked to get supplies and hear the news of the day.

TOP RIGHT:
Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe built the original 52' depot in 1900 along the eastside of the railroad tracks about 400' north of Broadway. Picture taken just before 1900 storm.

MIDDLE LEFT:
Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe built section houses along the railroad tracks for their railroad workers. Picture taken in 1916.

MIDDLE TOP RIGHT:
Railroad tracks and siding switch tracks looking south from Depot in 1916.

BOTTOM RIGHT:
A 48' baggage area and a large platform were added in 1913. Picture taken in 1916.

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With Houston' growth, Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe, in 1883, built a direct line, through the Pearland area, from Alvin to Houston. Their flourishing business began to decline with the coming of cars. Hay and cattle shipping held Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe together until they sold out to Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe in Galveston, Texas, August 1, 1965. All records were burned. In the early 1980s, concerned citizens along with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce moved the Depot next to City Hall, refurbished it and it became the home of the Pearland/Hobby Chamber of Commerce.


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