Santa Fe Depot
The Garland Santa Fe Depot was constructed in 1901 by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad, and designed by a railroad systems engineer. It replaced an earlier depot built in 1886 in the township of Embree, destroyed by a fire in 1900.
No exterior alterations have been made, though the original color is believed to be red with a green roof, and only a waiting room partition and restroom facilities were added inside. In its early years, it served as a shipping point for farm produce. In 1972, the City of Garland moved the depot from its original site to it’s first home as a Landmark Museum located behind City Hall at Museum Plaza. In 1974 the Santa Fe Railroad Depot received a State of Texas Historical Marker designation.
In 2014, the City moved the Santa Fe Depot to his current location at 363 N. Sixth Street to make way for a new housing development to the east and south of City Hall.
- What is the museum’s address?
- When is the Landmark Museum open? And why is it not open more?
- How much is admission to the Landmark Museum?
- Do you do field trips for schools, seniors, scouts, or private tours?
- Can I go inside the Tinsley-Lyles House or the 1910 Pullman Coach Car? And when will they be open to the public?
- What is inside the museum?
- How can I learn more about Garland history?
- What does the Garland Landmark Society do and how can I join?
- How do I volunteer?
- I am looking for historic Garland photos to purchase. Who do I contact?
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Heritage Crossing Coordinator
Office Location: Mailing Address:
Garland Landmark Museum Heritage Crossing
393 N. Sixth Street PO Box 469002
Garland, Texas 75040 Garland, Texas 75046
By appointment only, Monday through Friday.
Garland Landmark Society Mailing Address:
PO Box 462232
Garland, Texas 75046