Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Santa Clara Depot
Constructed in 1863 for the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad, it is the oldest continuously operating railroad depot in the State of California.
The South Bay Historical Railroad Society was founded in 1985 to rehabilitate this structure and establish a museum and library dedicated to the preservation of the railroad history.
Recognition of the support and assistance to the restoration effort given to the following:
County of Santa Clara
California Conservation Corps
Five Counties Area Apprentice Painters/Tapers
Dedicated and Placed October 13, 1990 by:
Mountain Charlie, Chapter No. 1850
E. Clampus Vitus
“Right Wrongs Nobody”
Erected 1990 by Mountain Charlie Chapter 1850 E Clampus Vitus,.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 13, 1836.
Location. 37° 21.177′ N, 121° 56.168′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Railroad Avenue near El Camino Real (California Highway 82). Marker is located at the front of the Depot and Museum Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Santa Clara Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Clara Tower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Santa Clara Interlocking Control Tower (about 600 feet away); Santa Clara Mission (about 600 feet away); Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe (approx. ¼ mile away); Mission Santa Clara (approx. 0.3 miles away); Senator Franck House Site (approx. half a mile away); Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
Regarding Santa Clara Depot. See Nearby Marker “Santa Clara Depot” for additional information.
Also see . . . The South Bay Historical Railroad Society (SBHRS)(Submitted on November 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.