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American Railway Express Agency

 
 
American Railway Express Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
1. American Railway Express Agency Marker
Inscription.  
Historic Landmark
c. 1918
American Railway Express Agency
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

 
Erected by Santa Cruz County Museum of Art & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 36° 57.883′ N, 122° 1.636′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Center Street near Pacific Avenue. The marker is mounted to the freight building, located at Depot Park, west of where Pacific Avenue intersects with Center Street and West Cliff Drive at the roundabout. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Center Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sunshine Villa (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blackburn House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sedgwick Lynch House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hexagon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); O’Neill’s Surf Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Eastlake Cottage
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Carmelita Cottages (approx. ¼ mile away); Golden Gate Villa (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Santa Cruz: Freight Building at Depot Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.)
2. American Railway Express Agency on Britannica.com.
"American Railway Express Company was established by the U.S. government in 1918, during World War I, at the same time that the government took over the nation’s railroads."
(Submitted on September 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 

3. Santa Cruz Sentinel: The uptown station and union depot.
"America went to war with Germany in April 1917, and the U.S. Railway Administration nationalized all railroads and express delivery services as part of the war emergency. The government created the American Railway Express Co. on June 30, 1918, and built an office that year beside the Santa Cruz Union Depot."
(Submitted on September 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
American Railway Express Agency Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
2. American Railway Express Agency Depot
East Side
American Railway Express Agency Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
3. American Railway Express Agency Depot
West Side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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