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

Canoga Park Station

Owensmouth

 
 
Canoga Park Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 9, 2019
1. Canoga Park Station Marker
Inscription.  
Canoga Park Southern Pacific Station, circa 1912. Mission style - First railway station in the West Valley.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 488, declared May 30, 1990, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.
 
Erected 1990 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 488.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 12.15′ N, 118° 36.076′ W. Marker is in Canoga Park, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Owensmouth Avenue 0.1 miles north of Sherman Way, on the right when traveling north. Located inside the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7248 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park CA 91303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canoga Park Fire Station #72 (a few steps from this marker); Canoga Park Branch Library
Canoga Park Station - Owensmouth, 1914 image. Click for full size.
2. Canoga Park Station - Owensmouth, 1914
Destroyed by fire in 1995.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Coast Redwood Grove (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shadow Ranch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Trapper's Lodge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Canoga Mission Gallery (approx. 1.7 miles away); F-1 Engine (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canoga Park.
 
More about this marker. The station and marker were located at 21355 Sherman Way, just east of Canoga Avenue. The building was damaged by fire in 1995 and later demolished. The marker is now located inside the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society Museum, open on the second Saturday of the month 11 - 1. The town of Canoga Park was originally called Owensmouth, named in 1912 for the Owens River Aqueduct being constructed to bring water to the area.
 
Canoga-Owensmouth Museum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 12, 2018
3. Canoga-Owensmouth Museum
The marker is now located in the museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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