The "MoPac Depot"
San Antonio, TX
International & Great Northern Railroad Depot ~
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot
San Antonio, Texas
Front Entryway ~ 1965
Another example of the Spanish mission style archetecture is in
evidence here. This depot was actually built by the International & Great
Northern Railroad at a cost of $142,000.00 and was later aquired by the
Missouri Pacific Railroad.
On the very top of the station is a sculpture of an
indian with a bow and arrow. To my understanding, around 1983, somehow, someone
had stolen the sculpture off the top of the station and rerturned it to its
place several weeks later in a polished, almost brand new condition. No one has
yet claimed responsibility for the benevolent act.
This depot is now a bank. It was refurbished around 1988. Union
Pacific now moves freight trains over the tracks and the covered walkway is
gone. The area around the building is now mostly parking space.