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Los Altos in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Historic Loyola Corners

 
 
Historic Loyola Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 7, 2016
1. Historic Loyola Corners Marker
Inscription. In the early 1900's, Southern Pacific Railroad ran tracks down what is now Foothill Expressway connecting Los Altos with San Jose and San Francisco. A railway depot was built not far from here and called "Loyola Corners", after St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the order of Jesuit priests who originally planned to build Santa Clara University close by in the area presently occupied by the Los Altos Golf and County Club. There were five stops in Los Altos -- two at the station house at the top of Main Street, one each at El Monte Avenue and Magdalena and finally at Loyola Corners. At that time, the Loyola Corners area contained many vacant lots, a couple houses, orchards and a few stores. But, by late 1940's and early 50's, Loyola Corners was a bustling little shopping district. Today, the Loyola Corners Business Association runs the Business Improvement District which is responsible for developing and implementing plans for the continued beautification and identification of Loyola Corners.
 
Erected by Loyola Corners Business Association.
 
Location. 37° 21.251′ N, 122° 5.337′ W. Marker is in Los Altos, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Fremont Avenue near Dolores Avenue, on the right when traveling
Historic Loyola Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 7, 2016
2. Historic Loyola Corners Marker
north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 929 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos CA 94024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Joseph’s College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Witness Tree (approx. 1˝ miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); 395/397 Main Street (approx. 2.3 miles away); Los Altos Elementary School (approx. 2.3 miles away); 306 Main Street (approx. 2.3 miles away); 316 Main Street (approx. 2.3 miles away); 398 and 388 Main Street (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Altos.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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