It's one of the first sights you see on the way into the community of Snyder. This year the Santa Fe Railway Depot in Snyder turns 100. Back in February, Preservation Texas put the depot on the list of Texas' most endangered historic places.
The building is currently boarded up and is slowly deteriorating. The Snyder Depot was one of four Santa Fe Railroad stations designed by Kansas City, Missouri architect Louis Curtiss between 1909-1911. Of the four Texas depots, only the Snyder and Post depot buildings remain.
The depot is more than just a building. It represents the railroad heritage of the community. Residents in Snyder hope that by making the endangered list will help bring attention and resources to preserve it.
Among the other endangered historic places to make the 2011 list: