Hereford, TX

Built in 1909, Hereford is an example of the Santa Fe's brick county seat style as of 1909. This particular plan not call for an open air waiting room, and similar depots were built at Mulvane and Humboldt, KS, and Canadian, TX. Freight additions were made to the depot in 1930 and again in 1966. The unfortunate choice of cinderblock construction for these additions probably accounts for the cream and red paint (not stucco), which masks what would otherwise be a stark contrast between red bricks and gray cinderblocks. Waynoka received a similar paint job. Hereford survived in company service as a regional yard office and maintenance of way base long after most other depots in the area had closed.

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