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9 PHOTOS FOR PARIS TEXAS & PACIFIC DEPOT
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The depot on the track side faces south and is oriented along the east-west T&Pac mainline. (The other depot in town is oriented along the N-S Frisco-Santa Fe mainline.) It is both Italianate and Prairie House architectural styles. Italianate often has a tower hinting at Italian campanile tower, at which this depot hints with the strange, multi-pitched roof - a hipped dormer with a gable end - topping the station master's bay windows. Both styles feature low-pitched roof often hipped and with broad overhanging eave, in which the Italianate is supported with brackets. This roof is a Gablet (Dutch-hip) with small gables in the hipped ends.
(submitted by Rich A. on 07/03/14)
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Street side the relatively long (about 130 feet) structure is solidly-built with emphasise on the structure and materials, and sparse ornamentation. The linear low-slung, horizontal profile is emphasized by the white belt course at wall top, another brick course above the windows and by the window sills being in alignment. This so-called "Prairie House" style was evoking the prairie landscape - a uniquely American architectural style. Featuring horizontal lines, flat or hipped roofs, windows often grouped in horizontal bands and solid construction. A restaurant occupies the left portion and a business is in the right end.
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A solidly-built, rectangular red-brick structure including brick water table, which is topped with a double brick band around the entire building and in line with the window sills (classic Prairie style). The station manager's bay window is tower-like; that is, the bay area extends above and outward from the eave line. A strange, multi-pitched roof - primarily a dormer on main roof and with a gable roof extending the ridge to the bay's front. It's like a hipped dormer with a gable end. Italianate architecture features a tower, which often is a square, flat-topped Italian belvedere or campanile watch tower and the brackets that support the broad eave. Decorative brickwork band along street and track sides above windows and doors.
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The west end, which contains a private business. Dutch-hip roof (small gables in the end hips). Decorative brickwork not present on west end. Probably poured concrete with brick facade.
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Depot sports double-sash windows with concrete sills (painted red). Note, none are double or grouped, multiple windows as in Prairie Style. A flared, double pitch roof with a brick chimney in center of the roof.
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