|St. Paul Square District is located adjacent to the CBD and along I-37/281. The area has traditionally served as a mixed center of activities relating to transportation and commerce. Although most of the population around the turn of the century was white middle class, black interests were represented throughout the area. St. Paul’s Methodist Church (The Spire) on Center Street had long been there as a cultural and religious headquarters for the African American community. Construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad Station in 1902 (now on the National Historic Sites register) completed the transition of the district as a major transportation center.
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