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Sierra Blanca, Tx – 08/09/16

Posted on: August 13, 2016

Sierra Blanca is the county seat of Hudspeth County, TX.  We were passing through and slowed down long enough to look around.

United Methodist Church – Sanctuary was built in 1909 by the First Presbyterian Church.  It is a lovely adobe building with gothic windows and a free standing bell tower.

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Hudspeth County Courthouse – This is the last remaining courthouse in the State of Texas made of adobe.  This building was constructed in 1919.  The 18-inch wall thickness provides good thermal and acoustical insulation. High ceilings are typical of buildings designed for hot summer weather without modern air conditioning. 

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Southern Pacific Depot – Lovely two story depot from 1882.  Now a railroad museum, it is the spot where the Southern Pacific and Texas Pacific met to create the 2nd Transcontinental rail line.

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Next to the depot is an old Southern Pacific caboose.

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State Theater – It was opened in 1952. It closed in the mid-1980’s. The movie house was built by Greg Morales and his wife.  Now it is just a vacant adobe building waiting for someone to bring it back to life.

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