Santa Barbara Railroad Station
The Wells Fargo Express Company constructed the building behind the station in 1906. It was later owned by the Railway Express Agency and provided mail and package distribution services into the 1960s. The signalman’s building southeast of the station was built in 1910 and was used as crew quarters.
The railroad station was declared a city landmark in 1980. In 1995 the railroad depot property was purchased by the City of Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency and was restored to its original grandeur in 1998–1999.
Erected 1999 by Native Sons of the Golden West & Native Daughters of the Golden West.
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
Location. 34° 24.817′ N, 119° 41.533′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from State Street. The marker is in the circular planter around the palm tree at the east end of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Private Railcar Spurs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fly To-Day (about 500 feet away); Moreton Bay Fig Tree (about 500 feet away); El Capitán Portolá (about 600 feet away); Burton Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Barbara's First People (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trades Union Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on July 8, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 5. submitted on July 12, 2021. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.