Monday, November 5, 2012

Orphaned Frisco Passenger Depot, Fort Smith

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 Just near the edge of the Arkansas River sits this relic of the old Frisco line. Trains still rumble by along the river, but no one's going for a ride these days. The building is in good shape and is used as temporary offices for the planned U.S. Marshals Museum. More pics after the jump.

A mural of Judge Isaac Parker is painted on the building's western wall. The way he's spoken of, he was pretty much Judge Batman or Old West Dredd. Cursory Wikipedia-ing shows that he sentenced 160 people to be hanged (not all of them were, though).

Large, decorative brackets: Craftsman elements.

Old Frisco logos.

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