San Carlos in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Carlos Station
1888 - 1988
Southern Pacific constructed this station in 1888 to meet the needs of the new town of San Carlos. The use of the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style of architecture was exceedingly rare for railroad depots in California. This style and the use of Almaden sandstone are strong links to Stanford University and its architect, Charles Coolidge, who may have designed this station. The station has served as a church, post office, library and restaurant. It was designated as a city Landmark in 1976 and in 1984 it was added to the National Register of Historical Places.
Erected 1988 by The San Carlos Lions Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 37° 30.437′ N, 122° 15.617′ W. Marker is in San Carlos, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of El Camino Real (State Highway 82) and San Carlos Avenue. Marker is located at the San Carlos Train Depot. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Carlos Depot (a few steps from this marker); Thaddeus Kerns (approx. half a mile away); Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715 (approx. half a mile away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ralston Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); S.M. Mezes (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carrington Hall (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Carlos.
Also see . . . Southern Pacific Depot. NP Gallery Digital Asset (Submitted on March 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Railroad Depot
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