Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Santa Fe Station
— Lake Elsinore —
Built 1896 by the Santa Fe Railroad Co.
Luiseno Chapter, NSDAR, April 9, 2010.
Erected 2010 by Native Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 33° 40.091′ N, 117° 19.738′ W. Marker is in Lake Elsinore, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Spring Street, on the left when traveling west on Graham Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 W Graham Ave, Lake Elsinore CA 92530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crescent Bath House (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quail Valley Country Club (approx. 5.6 miles away); James B. Ferrell Ranch (approx. 6.2 miles away); William Newport Ranch1890 Menifee School (approx. 8.1 miles away); Pinacate (approx. 8˝ miles away); Kings Inn (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Elsinore.
Regarding Santa Fe Station. This station served passengers and freight, including agricultural products and livestock. A mural on the building is based on a photo showing wagons filled with sacks of dried apricots waiting to be unloaded onto a freight car at the station. The original building remains intact except for the removal of some decorative rooftop features as well as a waiting shelter for passengers that was on the west side of the building. The station’s freight scale and ticket window are still in place. Today the building houses the Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.