Tuesday, April 12, 2005

CP (SP?) depot color in 1880.

From: "Wendell Huffman" wwhuffma@clan.lib.nv.us

While looking through my files for any information that might help Larry, I came upone the following in Best's notes. Since statements about color are few and far between, I thought I'd put these out for any intersted.

14 Aug 1880, Sacramento Union. "The new [Sacramento] freight depot was yesterday being given its first coat of paint — a light drab, which looks very neat. . . . The architecture of the building of the rustic order . . . "

31 August 1880, Sacramento Union. "The [interior] walls and ceilings are cased with narrow beaded ceiling. The walls are painted a light green and the ceilings white."

Wendell