Cotton Belt Depot Museum
Cotton Belt Depot Museum in 2018
|Location||210 E. Oakwood St.,|
|Website||Cotton Belt Depot Museum Tyler Texas|
St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt) Passenger Depot
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||St. Louis Southwestern Railway|
|Architectural style||Prairie School, et.al.|
|MPS||Tyler, Texas MPS|
|NRHP reference #||01000873|
|Added to NRHP||August 8, 2001|
Tyler, Texas, had been a railroad hub since the Houston and Great Northern first came through the town in 1873. The depot was opened in 1905. The railroad business added to the local economy, but fell victim to the emergence of more modern forms of transportation, and the depot closed its doors in 1956. The railroad deeded the depot over to the City of Tyler in 1988. After a renovation, the majority of the space was shared by the Tyler Transit Department and the museum has the smaller part.
The model train collection of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bragg is the bulk of the hands-on exhibit. Other artifacts and memorabilia have been donated by various individuals. Tour groups are welcome. Visiting hours are Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.
The Cotton Belt Historical Society Tyler Tap Chapter also hosts the annual Cotton Belt Train Show in Tyler.
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- List of museums in East Texas
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway
- Tyler Museum of Art
- Whitaker-McClendon House
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Smith County, Texas
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- "Cotton Belt Train Museum". City of Tyler. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
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