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Arcadia in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Anita Depot

 
 
Santa Anita Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
1. Santa Anita Depot Marker
Inscription.  Constructed about 1890 in Rancho Santa Anita by Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad on its transcontinental main line. Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin donated right-of-way and bricks in exchange for agreement to stop trains, maintain a depot and provide for a post office in station. This depot contributed to development of the San Gabriel Valley. Due to the Foothill Freeway, it was moved and reconstructed here in 1969 with community support by: Arcadia Chamber of Commerce; California Arboretum Foundation; Arcadia Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway series list.
 
Location. 34° 8.393′ N, 118° 3.185′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Baldwin Avenue, 0.3 miles south of U.S. 210, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia CA 91007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Santa Anita Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
2. Santa Anita Depot Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian Artifact (within shouting distance of this marker); Reid-Baldwin Adobe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Queen Anne Cottage (about 600 feet away); Baldwin Lake (about 600 feet away); Cycads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hollywood at the Arboretum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Anita During World War II (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcadia.
 
More about this marker. Although the depot can be seen from S. Baldwin Ave, it can only be accessed by entering the Arboretum at 301 N Baldwin Ave and walking to the south-east corner of the property. The depot is usually open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and every Sunday 1-4 p.m.
 
Also see . . .  The Arboretum. (Submitted on July 18, 2018.)
 
Santa Anita Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
3. Santa Anita Depot
Depot Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
4. Depot Interior
Sign Inside Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
5. Sign Inside Depot
Sign in Arboretum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
6. Sign in Arboretum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022