New Uses on the Rail Yard
Folsom Historic District
(Other side of marker)
The 1891 Sanborn fire insurance map shows a freight depot northwest of the tracks; a small passenger depot southeast of the tracks; a turn table, a jail in the northeast corner of the site, firemen's hall in the southeast corner, the turntable and unutilized or converted railroad shops in the southwest corner; two water towers; a yard; and groves of trees.
The railroad shops were torn down in 1895, and the bricks were reused in the construction of the folsom powerhouse. The Perkins freight depot was torn down in February 1897 when a freight
In 1913, the Folsom depot burned. In 1914, the depot was replaced with a Southern Pacific Number 22 combination freight-passenger depot. By 1917, the depot had been enlarged. The Southern Pacific railroad depot remained in service until 1971 and remains on site.
Location. 38° 40.643′ N, 121° 10.696′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Wool Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Wool Street, Folsom CA 95630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ashland Station (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Clifton Toney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turning Locomotives in Folsom (about 300 feet away); Folsom History Museum (about 300 feet away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus
Also see . . . Folsom Depot (NRHP Nomination form, PDF format). (Submitted on December 23, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.