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Colfax in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Colfax Freight Depot

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

 

— 14 Nov. 1999 NPS. 99001564-000 —

 
Colfax Freight Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 7, 2006
1. Colfax Freight Depot Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1880 by Central Pacific Railroad Company. Constructed of wood using Standard S.P. design known as Freight House #2. Exhibiting the Victorian era stick style. This building is the only freight depot of this type remaining in Placer County.

The freight depot served as the transfer point and terminus for the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. The N.C.N.G. transported passengers, mining supplies, gold and fruit from 20 April, 1876 to 10 July 1942.

In 1871, Morris Lobner, at age 22, was appointed as agent for the Central Pacific Railroad by Collis P. Huntington. He served 46 years in Colfax.

The freight depot was retired from railroad use in 1963.
 
Erected 2004 by Gary and Pene Todd, Present Owners & Colfax Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1876.
 
Location. 39° 6.062′ N, 120° 57.185′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Main Street just north of Grass
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2. Colfax Freight Depot Historic Photo
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Valley Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Main Street, Colfax CA 95713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Railhead Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Keck, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Butler, Druggist (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jacob Keck, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); IOOF Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Butcher Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphy’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colfax.
 
Also see . . .
1. Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Wikipedia Account - Central Pacific Railroad. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Colfax Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 7, 2006
3. Colfax Freight Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,344 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Stephen McLendon of Placerville, Calif.   3. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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