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Carlsbad in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot

 
 
Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 27, 2016
1. Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot Marker
Inscription. Original depot built in 1887 and also served as telegraph, Wells Fargo, post office and general store. Renamed "Carl" from 1907 to 1917, it became the hub of local agriculture about 1915. The last passenger train stopped in 1957 and it was closed in 1960.
 
Erected 1987 by Carlsbad Business and Professional Women.
 
Location. 33° 9.582′ N, 117° 20.986′ W. Marker is in Carlsbad, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street near Carlsbad Village Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2946 Washington Street, Carlsbad CA 92008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twin Inns (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Carlsbad Theatre (about 600 feet away); Capt. John A. Frazier (about 700 feet away); Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community (about 700 feet away); St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Magee House (approx. ¼ mile away); Agua Hedionda Lagoon (approx. 2.8 miles away); Welcome to Agua Hedionda (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlsbad.
 
Also see . . .
Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 27, 2016
2. Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot and Marker
 Historic Santa Fe Depot in Carlsbad - Your North County. Due to the town being confused with Carlsbad, New Mexico, the town’s name and this rail station’s sign was changed to Carl in 1907 (the same year the current building was built to replace the original building), but strong sentiment from locals caused the name to be changed back to Carlsbad in 1917. (Submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 27, 2016
3. Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot
Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 27, 2016
4. Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot
Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot, circa 1963 image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, March 22, 2010
5. Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot, circa 1963
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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