Ashton Depot

1501 Jones St. - 1900

  • Ashton Depot Exterior
    Ashton Depot Exterior
  • Ashton Depot Interior
    Ashton Depot Interior

Historic Designations:

National Register of Historic Places
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
City of FW Highly Significant Endangered Landmark



Santa Fe Depot
Fort Worth Untion Depot


This Beaux Arts styled train depot features red and white stone banding and decorative brickwork. The architect for this building is unknown, but the contractors were David Smith and John Bardon. The building has served many of the railroads that have passed through Fort Worth, most notably, the Santa Fe, and later Amtrak. Fort Worth also had other passenger train stations. The Texas and Pacific Railway built its own depot on Lancaster Avenue in the late 1800's and then replaced it in 1931. Today, the Union Depot no longer serves as the city's Amtrak Station.  Developer Shirlee Gandy purchased this building and the adjacent Santa Fe Freight Station. The freight station next door was converted into the University of Texas at Arlington Fort Worth Center.  Restoration was completed on the depot in 2006 and it now operates as a meeting and banquet facility.


Ashton Depot Web Site


Historic Photograph from UTA Library Digital Galleries:
Freight Station and Depot in 1953

Architectural Style:

Beaux Arts


David Smith & John Bardon


Meeting Facility