Arizona-Eastern Depot

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    -Architect Royal W. Lescher of Phoenix was in the city to announce bids for the erection of the depot and agent's residence.   Bids will be taken at his office on Saturday next at 10:00.  (Chandler Arizona 1/24/1913)

    -All bids on the Chandler depot have been accepted at the A&E offices in Phoenix.  Chief Clerk C.M. Adams stated Thursday that the contract would probably be let next week or as soon as the bids could be thoroughly examined.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/31/1913)

    -Four carloads of gravel arrived in Chandler on Wednesday morning.

    Bids were received two weeks ago, and ranged from $4,800 to $6,500, but Superintendent Scott had not accepted any of them since last Saturday.  None of the bids were considered reasonable, and he would choose one when it was reasonable.  The bids are being considered at headquarters in Tuscon.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)

    -Mr. Lescher, chief architect of the Arizona and Eastern Railroad, was in Chandler on Tuesday.  He stated it was the company's intention to build the depot.  The plans are in Tucson awaiting final decision.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/21/1913)

    -Superintendent Scott says the contract for the new depot will be let this week.  The building will have a mission effect.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/7/1913)

    -M. Tull has won the contract for the new depot in Chandler.  He will provide the labor while the railroad will provide the materials.  As soon as he can get the labor, he will start the erection of the building.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    Gravel and sand are being unloaded for the new depot.  Six cars of the material are on hand, and the work of building will start at once.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -The new depot will be started on Monday without fail.  This was reported to the Arizonan by M. Tull, who has the contract.

    C.M. Scott, superintendent for the Arizona Eastern, M. Tull, and L.H. Hitchcock, civil engineer, had come to Chandler to lay out the stakes for the depot and agent's house.

    The depot will be constructed at the foot of Commonwealth Avenue, and the agent's cottage will be erected on the north side of the Commonwealth ditch.  The house will be of mission style and cost about $2,500.  The cottage will be erected shortly after the depot is started.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/28/1913)

    -Mr. Tull wasn't able to start the work on the depot on Monday as promised.  He claims that there was not enough material, but the work has now started.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -The interior plans for the depot provide for cement floors throughout.  The waiting room will be commodious with dimensions of 16 x 24 feet.  The ticket office will be on the north end, and will be a compact and well-equipped office.  The inside toilets will be modern and of the latest design.

    The baggage room and freight depot will be at the south end of the structure with cement floors.  The outside platforms for both passengers and freight will be of asphalt like street pavements.  Another track leading into the depot will also be built.

    Toward the town end of the depot, handsome pergolas will be erected.  The bases will be equipped with seating, while vines will be trained to cover the raftors later on.  A park will be laid out with grass and flowers at a later time.

    The depot proper will be 24 x 88 feet without the platforms.

    The agent's cottage will face south, and have four rooms and a bath.  Screened porches will also be added.  The brick work on the cottage was started on Monday morning.  W.C. Williams secured the contract on Monday morning, and he is from Higley.

    The forms are in place, and the concrete is being poured for the depot foundations.  They will be up in a week. 

    The brick walls for the cottage will be laid within a week.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

    -M.P. Freeman will be building a driveway on the other side of the tracks to aid teams in loading and unloading freight.  This was approved by the Arizona Eastern Railroad. 

    A considerable fill of dirt is required to bring it up to the required grade.  When finished it gives the teamsters an excellent roadway to and from the cars.

    As it is, it is difficult to turn or get close enough to handle the traffic properly.

    The cottage for the station agent is finished, and Agent Holly has moved his family in.  The depot is near completion.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -C.M. Scott, superintendent, was in Chandler several days ago to look over the new depot.  It was just finished by Contractor Tull.  He was very pleased with the work, and met his expectations in every way.  He also hired M.P. Freeman to fill in around the platform, and level the ground.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/13/1913)

    -Station Agent Holly has opened up the new depot.  Mr. G.H. Carlson was the first pay a freight bill, and Mr. W.J. Lembke is the first to send a telegram.  Only thing left to move over is the tickets whch will be moved in a few days.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/20/1913)

    -The last of the fixtures for the new depot has been installed finishing last week.  Mr. Holly has moved the ticket office into the building.  A big safe has also been installed.  Traffic has increased making the new building imperative.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -The temporary station agent will be R.P. Menefee.  Mr. Holly is going on a two months vacation.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/25/1913)


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