Carlsbad in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot
Original depot built in 1887 and also served as telegraph, Wells Fargo, post office and general store. Renamed "Carl" from 1907 to 1917, it became the hub of local agriculture about 1915. The last passenger train stopped in 1957 and it was closed in 1960.
Erected 1987 by Carlsbad Business and Professional Women.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 33° 9.582′ N, 117° 20.986′ W. Marker is in Carlsbad, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street near Carlsbad Village Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2946 Washington Street, Carlsbad CA 92008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Camino Real Bell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twin Inns (about 600 feet away); The Carlsbad Theatre (about 600 feet away); Capt. John A. Frazier (about 700 feet away); Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community (about 700 feet away); St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carlsbad's First Firehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Magee House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlsbad.
Also see . . . Historic Santa Fe Depot in Carlsbad. Your North County website entry:
Due to the town being confused with Carlsbad, New Mexico, the town’s name and this rail station’s sign was changed to Carl in 1907 (the same year the current building was built to replace the original building), but strong sentiment from locals caused the name to be changed back to Carlsbad in 1917. (Submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 6. submitted on June 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.