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5 PHOTOS FOR HUGO FRISCO DEPOT MUSEUM
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The Frisco depot presents an exceptional historical treasure: the extant counter-type Harvey House Restaurant and Harvey Girls dormitory on the second floor. These are found in the near corner of the 2-story portion (4 sash window grouping). Also, the former Harvey House News Stand (embellished with its red-tile roof and Greek-style pediment) is prominently displayed. Seen on June 7, 2013 the depot's trackside - a rectangular solid block of dark red brick - expresses power and stability. Appearing somewhat austure, the west-facing receding and projecting zones read like a modern strip office building. At 229 feet total length, the 2-story portion is 166' long. , the center is flanked by 32' x 42' wings. The recessed central portion is protected by the pent roof with red tiles and fanciful brackets. (Shame the ugly A/C and satellite dish could have been put on the roof) The wing at the near end housed the baggage area, which has been repurposed into a modern sit-down restaurant.
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The street side is not fancy (on June 7, 2014), passengers would have passed through a simple, featureless entryway during the horse and buggy days. Although plain, the intricate decorative motif using craftsman-like brickwork and terra-cotta diamond and square medallions added some style. The depot is symmetrical. With no recessed faces on this east-facing side, the red-tiled pent roof mirrors the front recessed portion on track side. The near windows would be the rear of the Harvey house facilities, both floors
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The poured concrete water table and the belt courses (one of which acentuates the window sills) wrap around and visually emphasize the low-slung, horizontal profile found in some contemporaneous structures of the late 19th- and early 20th-century. Featuring horizontal lines, flat or hipped roofs with broad overhanging eaves, windows grouped in horizontal bands and using solid construction and craftsmanship that emphasized the structure and materials and discipline in the use of ornament. This so-called "Prairie House" style was an integration with and was evoking the prairie landscape - a uniquely American architectural style. Note the intricate raised brick-work using dark bricks for added design.
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The south wing was the baggage area. It currently is a sit-down restaurant called the "Harvey House Restaurant" (the original was in the 2-story area). The chimney is over what was the kitchen area of the original Harvey House (and is over that of the current one). The roof line cornice - probably terra cotta or poured stone - enhances the horizontal.
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Hugo depot was both built and operational in 1914. Photo on 06-07-2014. The first depot in Hugo was built around 1900. It was a wooden structure located about 1/4 mile south near where the Frisco (North-South Line) and the Arkansas & Choctaw (East-West Line) cross. This was replaced about 1910 with a new larger stucco Italianate Style depot located on North B Street but this depot burned on Easter Day, 1912. Having completed its line from SW Missouri to Antlers, OK by 1885 and two years later through Hugo, OK onto to Paris, TX. Small section houses and wooden depots and associated towns were created along the route. The Frisco opened three new, brick depots in the 26 miles of track between Antlers and Hugo in OK - to Paris, TX from 1912-1914.
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