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Southern Pacific Railroad Grand Central Station At 329 Franklin St.

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On 9/15/2023 at 7:47 PM, Highrise Tower said:

wow! I never knew there was an original Grand Central Station Depot designed by George Dickey.  I only knew of the Southern Pacific Lines Grand Central Station Depot that was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick.

I definitely like the original design more!

This photo/drawing is dated 1890.


According to Houston Post Cards, that's the second of three train stations at that location.

The first, pictured in the book, is more modest, though it had a massive train shed.  The book states that one you posted was built for $80,000.  That was torn down in the 1930's and replaced with what I think was the best design — Art deco, and very much like the 1940's Air Terminal.  That one was torn down in the 1960's to make way for the Post Office, which is now Post Houston.

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