Santa Fe Railroad Tracks
In 1978 Dr. William B. Rumford, Jr., as a member of the Berkeley City Council initiated the negotiation process with Santa Fe that resulted in the removal of the railroad tracks.
Today the statue honoring Wm. Byron Rumford Sr.
(Bill Rumford's dad) stands on this hallowed ground
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
Location. 37° 51.236′ N, 122° 16.76′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Sacramento Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2969 Sacramento Street, Berkeley CA 94702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rumford's Pharmacy (a few steps from this marker); William Byron Rumford (February 2, 1908 - June 12, 1986)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.