Tehachapi in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dedicated on June 5, 2005
Erected in 1904 to replace a former depot destroyed by fire, the Tehachapi Depot served the community until its use as a station was discontinued in 1971. In 2004, a local group began the process of obtaining the depot from Union Pacific. Upon successfully completing the transfer, restoration work began under the direction of the city. The restoration was nearly compete when sadly, the structure was destroyed by fire on June 13, 2008. This reconstructed replica is nearly identical to the 1904 depot, but is built to modern building codes that will help it to survive another 100 years and more.
Pat Gassaway, Treasurer • Denise Jones, City Clerk
Greg Garrett, City Manager • AECOM, Design and Engineering • Aspen Builders Inc, Construction • Charles White, Museum Design
Erected 2005 by City of Tehachapi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 35° 7.942′ N, 118° 26.863′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of West Tehachapi Boulevard and North Green Street, on the right when traveling north on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Tahachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tehachapi’s Founding Fathers And Incorporation in 1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Kessing Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Cement Production in Tehachapi (within shouting distance of this marker); Beekay Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Railroad and the Tehachapi Loop (about 300 feet away); Tehachapi Pass (about 300 feet away); Site of Bank of Tehachapi (about 300 feet away); The Women's Prison in Tehachapi - 1932 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. Photos: 1. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.