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Santa Fe Railway Depot - Berkeley, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 52.175 W 122° 17.176
10S E 562775 N 4191584
Quick Description: The old Santa Fe Depot in Berkeley, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2018 11:45:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ9GT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 1

Long Description:
From a plaque on the site:

CITY OF BERKELEY LANDMARK
designated in 2001

SANTA FE RAILWAY DEPOT

Charles Frederick Whittlesey, Architect, 1904

During the early 20th century, the Santa Fe Railroad provided three-day passenger and freight service between Chicago and the Bay Area. This station was one of three major rail stations in Berkeley. It was closed in 1964 and converted to a restaurant. In 2003, the Berkeley Montessori School renovated the building.

Charles Whittlesey, an innovator in reinforced concrete design, was chief architect for the Santa Fe Railroad and designer of the Grand Canyon’s El Tovar Lodge. Many of his buildings, including this depot, were designed in the Mission Revival style, reminiscent of southwestern pueblo adobe architecture.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
2004
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
School


Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Not listed

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