Our HISTORY

San Antonio’s first spark of electricity took place here at The Espee and the energy has never left. Nestled on the outskirts of downtown and rich in San Antonio history, The Espee is now home to a multitude of exciting eclectic events and is a sister neighbor to St. Paul Square, a treasure of local gems featuring dozens of amazing eateries and bars. Come visit this iconic retired train station turned community event fun hub and make a whole day out of it!

The Espee is a place for everyone to visit, reminisce on memories, and enjoy the making of more.

Nestled right on the outskirts of “Downtown” San Antonio is this gem that has beautifully matured and thrived within our city for multiple centuries. The Espee was originally named The Southern Pacific Railroad’s Sunset Limited train route. It quickly became a famous train station that served as the central connection to a multitude of states such as California, Missouri, Louisiana, and many more. The Nation so deeply loved the Southern Pacific Depot because of all the opportunities it provided that over the years, it was tagged with many nicknames such as “The Building of 1000 lights”, “The Crossroads of America”, and “The S.P.”

Espee Sunset Station train engine illustration

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Sunset Station Rose of the winds history icon

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