Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Co. General Office Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 41° 29.375 W 120° 32.627
10T E 705043 N 4596020
Quick Description: This building was the Administrative Office of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Company and was built in 1917-18.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2007 7:15:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM2JA1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 38

Long Description:
The mission revival style Administrative Office building for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Company was built in 1917-18 at a cost of about $40,000. The building contained offices for the company manager, superintendent, train dispatcher, engineer, attorney, cashier, and auditors. There were also restrooms, locker room, storage space, and an overnight guest room with private bath.
The Southern Pacific Railway took over the Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad in 1929, after which the building stood empty for a few years. The building served as a U.S. Navy Air Corps flight training school and billet during World War II. After the war rooms were rented out for office space until 1959 when the building was acquired by the the BPOE fraternal organization (the Elks). This building was added to the National Rigister of Historic Places on September 6, 1974.
Note: The above information comes from Craig’s Railroad Pages - (visit link)
Street address:
619 N. Main St.
Alturas, CA United States
96101


County / Borough / Parish: Modoc

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Elks Lodge

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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