This was perhaps the most beautiful railroad station ever
built in the deep south. The "Katy Depot" was patterned after the
many Spanish missions scattered throughout the southwest and particularly
around the San Antonio area. There are more than five missions in San Antonio
alone, including the Alamo. As you can see, the KATY depot could easily
be mistaken for a church, or one of the many Spanish missions in the area
which may have often happened.
The interior walls were covered with Moorish tile in a
brilliant southwestern design. Photos of the interior are extremely rare
but the search continues for at least one.
Sadly, this fantastic station is gone. Standing in its
place now is a hotel.