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Frisco Depot Construction at Fayetteville, 1926

Construction of a new Frisco Railroad Depot on Dickson Street in Fayetteville was well underway when this photo was taken November 4, 1926.

From the December 8, 1926 issue of the Fayetteville Daily Democrat:

Plans are being made by local Frisco officials to occupy the new station shortly after the Christmas holidays, according to an announcement made Wednesday morning. The building has been in the course of construction on West Dickson for the past three months.

The new station is of the Spanish type with the exterior of red face brick and white stucco. The roof is built of red tile with terra cotta trimmings and a stone plate at each end of the station bears the word "Fayetteville." An expenditure of between $40,000 and $45,000 is represented, contractors said Wednesday.

Workmen are busy completing a large platform which will measure more than 600 feet north of Dickson Street and about 135 feet south. The south platform will be used in exchanging baggage and express on southbound trains.

The floor of the new structure will be of concrete and the rooms beautifully decorated it is said. All the furniture will be new, including tables and instruments that will be used in the ticket agent's office. A portico has been built at the south end of the building and a large spacious baggage and express room has been built on the north.

Building work is in charge of W. C. Staver of Kansas City, railroad construction concern.

Faye Patrick Calico Collection (S-2002-59-1)

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