MKT Depot - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.363 W 096° 47.294
14S E 707163 N 3628256
Quick Description: Depot from Fate, TX moved into the Dallas Heritage Village. Village has an admission charge.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2021 10:48:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM13PKE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
Wood combination passenger/freight depot moved here sometime before 2008.

Village brochure text:

The Houston & Texas Central freight train first rolled into Dallas in July 1872, and a year later, the Texas & Pacifice Railroad arrived. The two lines intersected in Dallas, creating the first major railroad crossing in the Southwest and linked the town to Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago. Business boomed and the small population exploded from 3,000 to 7,000 in one year. This depot served the Missouri, Kansas and Texas line. Most railroad architecture was standardized throughout the west, with each railroad line buildings have designated colors.

Plaque next to depot:

Railroad Depot c. 1886-1887 Original Location: Fate, Rockwall Co, Texas

Built by a subsidiary of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, the depot sports that line's light and dark green color scheme. Before it was move to Dallas Heritage Village and restored, this depot had been cut in two, with half being used for hay storage on the farm.

Railroads were catalysts for developmet in North Central Texas, allowing easy transport of new residents and manufactured goods into the region and agricultural products out. The depot served as the commercial center for its community, with goods passing through the freight room doors and local citizens gathering to gossip ove the latest telegraphic news.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Museum Display

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Missouri, Kansas & Texas

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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