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Goleta in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Goleta Depot

 
 
Goleta Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 12, 2017
1. Goleta Depot Marker
Inscription.  On this site stands Goleta Depot, an enduring tribute to many who, with generous gifts of love, time, and resources made possible its acquisition, restoration, and maintenance as Santa Barbara County Landmark No. 22.



Built in 1901 near South Kellogg Avenue by the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. and moved here Nov. 19, 1981 by Goleta Beautiful, the station was dedicated Nov. 19, 1983 by the Native Sons of the Golden West, Walter G. Perazzo Grand President with special recognition to the Depot Committee, Gary Coombs, Chairman, Phyllis J. Olsen, Raymond B. Baird, Eugene Allen, and George H. Adams.
 
Erected 1983 by Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West, and the Southern Pacific Railroad series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 34° 26.549′ N, 119° 51.158′ W. Marker is in Goleta, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker

South Coast Railroad Museum Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 12, 2017
2. South Coast Railroad Museum Visitor Center
The marker is mounted on a small boulder under a tree in front of the Railroad Museum Visitor Center.
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can be reached from North Los Carneros Road. Goleta Depot is located in Lake Los Carneros County Park and houses the South Coast Railroad Museum,. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta CA 93117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earle Ovington Terminal (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ovington's Hangar (approx. 1.6 miles away); Japanese Attack (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Japanese Attack (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hope House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Cold Spring Tavern (approx. 5˝ miles away); Old Stagecoach Route (approx. 5.8 miles away); Don Jose Francisco De Ortega (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goleta.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a small boulder in front of the Railroad Museum Visitor Center.
 
Regarding Goleta Depot. Goleta Depot is a Southern Pacific Combination Station No. 22 (CS-22). Southern Pacific used standard plans to simplify the design and construction its depots. Most of these depots were wood-frame buildings in small towns and in the country. From about 1894 until the 1930s, Southern Pacific built at least ninety-one CS-22 depots in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Oregon and Utah.

Eight CS-22 depots were built in Santa Barbara County. Except for Goleta Depot, all were razed by Southern Pacific. Most were gone by 1980.

Goleta Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in rhe year 2001.
 
Goleta Depot image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 12, 2017
3. Goleta Depot
The railroad tracks are not functional.
Goleta Depot image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 12, 2017
4. Goleta Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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