Pacific Electric Railway Company Depot - Yorba Linda, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 33° 53.462 W 117° 49.006
11S E 424476 N 3750374
Quick Description: In 1910-1911 the Pacific Electric Railway Company extended its service to Yorba Linda and built a depot.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 11:24:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM43YB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 49

Long Description:
From yorbalindahistory.org – a service of the Yorba Linda Public Library -
In 1910-1911 the Pacific Electric Railway Company extended its service to Yorba Linda and built a depot. It strengthened the economic vitality of the community by providing an inexpensive and direct route to markets in Los Angeles. Today, it is a Polly’s restaurant.

The plaque by the front door states - 'Pacific Electric Depot - Depot was built by the Pacific Electric Railroad in 1911. Fruit was shipped out by the carload while fertilizer, lumber, machinery and other supplies were delivered here. The first means of public transportation, the "big red car", took townsfolk to Los Angeles nine times a day. As passengers approached, conductor Ben Foss would shout "Yorba Linda, capital of the world!"

City of Yorba Linda
Cultural Heritage Committee
Dedicated 1983
Site 2

Street address:
18132 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda , CA USA
92886


County / Borough / Parish: Orange

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 6:30 AM To: 10:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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