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Hempstead Rail Road Depot

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Hempstead Rail Road Depot
View from the edge of the tracks on Red River opposite the SE corner of Red River (11th St.) and Bremond. Pretend it is 1920, maybe earlier? We are looking NW. Four separate buildings comprise the station complex - depot, baggage room, express office, and freight house. The freight house with its attached office is not shown and is to the left of the photographer. We see the south end of the lunchroom at the first bay window, it joins a waiting room, then the office at the second bay window, separating another waiting room. Beyond the third bay window is the baggage building. Farther down the tracks we see the separate express office building, it is almost on Austin St. The saloon in the background would be on Austin at the alley. Beyond the saloon, we see the south side of the Sam Schwartz Building, facing west on 12th St. The buildings to the left of the saloon and on the NE corner of Austin and 12th St. are one story.
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