Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Southern Pacific R.R. Depot
Historic Marker No. VI
Martinez Historical Society
July 4, 1991
Erected 1991 by Martinez Historical Society. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is April 2005.
Location. 38° 1.166′ N, 122° 8.215′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Ferry Street near Marina Vista, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinez CA 94553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Ferry "Carquinez" (within shouting distance of this marker); 815 Marina Vista (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinez-Benicia Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bergamini Building (about 600 feet away, measured Martinez Train Depot (about 600 feet away); Borland Home (about 600 feet away); Contra Costa County Courthouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
More about this marker. The marker is on the right side of the front (i.e. west) entrance.
Regarding Southern Pacific R.R. Depot. The Martinez Historical Society notes, "Site of original Central Pacific depot of 1877. Southern Pacific depot beginning in the 1880's, and Amtrak depot until the opening of the new station nearby in 2001. The locomotive across the street represents steam trains that passed through in large numbers in the 1880 - 1950 era." The location is ideal, as it would have been but a few minutes walk to the ferry terminal.
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