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Santa Fe Depot

  • Also Known As: Union Station

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Santa Fe Depot


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1850/03/00 David Lion Gardiner Owner David Gardiner and John R Bleecker buy land at the foot of D Street (Broadway) with a right of way granted to the California Southern Railroad.
1888/00/00 California Southern Railroad Owner The California Southern Railroad, a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, builds a new Victorian-style depot in San Diego (lost).
1888/01/00 David Lion Gardiner Seller David Gardiner and John R Bleecker sell their D Street parcel, which in 1867 was worth less than $100 dollars, to developer Charles A Wetmore.
1888/01/00 Charles Augustus Wetmore Owner David Gardiner and John R Bleecker sell their property opposite the Santa Fe Depot to Charles A Wetmore for over $40,000 (over $1 million in 2016 dollars).
1914/01/15 Bakewell and Brown Architect Construction begins on a new Mission-spanish revival style Santa Fe Depot just east of the existing station to serves visitors to the Panama-California Exposition.
1914/12/31 Fred Harvey Company Operator Santa Fe depot is completed at a total cost of $300,000 with a Fred Harvey Company lunch counter and dining room.
1915/03/07 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Owner Built for the Panama-California Expo, the Grand Opening of the new Santa Fe depot includes pulling down the clock tower of the original station at Bay and Broadway by a steel cable attached to two locomotives. Panama-California Exposition

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Particulars for Santa Fe Depot:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Architectural Style Mission-Spanish Revival
Owner Private
Area of Significance Railroad
Historic Use Railroad Depot
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th June 1972

Registry Name: Santa Fe Depot
Registry Address: 1050 Kettner St.
Registry Number: 72000248
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Bakewell and Brown
Architectural Style: Mission-spanish revival
Area in Acres: 4
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Commerce, Transportation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1915
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Rail-related
Current Function: Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Rail-related

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