“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Kenwood in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Kenwood Depot

Kenwood Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
1. Kenwood Depot Marker
Inscription.  Kenwood Depot, originally called South Los Guillicos, was constructed of locally quarried basalt in 1888 at a cost of $11,500. It was the only stone station on the 36.7 mile Northern Pacific Railway line which ran through the Sonoma Valley from Napa Junction to Santa Rosa. From here, great quantities of stone were shipped to San Francisco. The last train to Kenwood from the Bay Area was in 1936. Because of little traffic and the pressure of war the line was abandoned and the rail removed. The depot was purchased in 1940 by the Kenwood Improvement Club.
Erected 1990.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 38° 24.637′ N, 122° 33.013′ W. Marker is in Kenwood, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Warm Springs Road 0.3 miles west of California Highway 12, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood CA 95452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Kenwood Depot image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, August 20, 2007
2. Kenwood Depot
Marker is mounted on the wall to the left of the entrance door.
within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hood House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Glen Ellen Cannon (approx. 3.6 miles away); Charles J. Poppe Building (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jack London Historical State Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jack London Had A Dream (approx. 3.8 miles away); Eucalyptus - The Cash Crop that Failed (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jack London experimented (approx. 3.8 miles away); Horse Power and Manure (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Richard Haub was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson.
    — Submitted April 18, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2012.   2. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close-up photo of marker with readable text. • Can you help?
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May. 30, 2020