Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mill Valley in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mill Valley Railroad Depot

 
 
Mill Valley Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2017
1. Mill Valley Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1929 by Northwestern Pacific Railroad, this mission revival-style depot replaced an earlier station at the same location. The first train arrived in Mill Valley in 1890 at a time when the town was called Eastland. This depot served as the terminal for the Northwest Pacific Railroad. It was also utilized by the Mt. Tamalpias & Muir Woods Scenic Railway ("The Crookedest Railroad in the World") until its demise in 1930. The last NWP electric commuter train departed for Sausalito on September 20, 1940. Now owned by the City of Mill Valley, the building served as the Greyhound Bus Depot and then a café and bookstore,

The Mill Valley NWP Depot's historic medallions were restored and this plaque erected by:
Mill Valley Historical Society, Tim Amyx, President
The Fred Drexler Trust
Rotary Club of Mill Valley, Jim Simkalo, President
Medallion Restoration Project Chair, Dick Spotswood
 
Erected 2012 by Mill Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 54.366′ N, 122° 32.885′ W. Marker is in Mill Valley, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Throckmorton Avenue near Miller Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 87 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Mill Valley Railroad Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2017
2. Mill Valley Railroad Depot and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Outdoor Art Club (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grist Mill Stones (about 600 feet away); Reed's Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Reed's Saw Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fall in Muir Woods (approx. 1.6 miles away); Preserving the Forest Primeval (approx. 1.6 miles away); Redwoods and Their Relatives (approx. 1.6 miles away); Green Brae Brick Kiln (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mill Valley.
 
Also see . . .  The Redwood Empire Route/Railroads in the Redwoods. The Northwestern Pacific Railroad, at its height, was an amalgamation of some sixty different companies. Its territory extended along the Pacific coast from San Francisco to California's Humboldt County, 100 miles shy of the Oregon State line. (Submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Mill Valley Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2017
3. Mill Valley Railroad Depot
Mill Valley Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2017
4. Mill Valley Railroad Depot
Mill Valley Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Mill Valley Railroad Depot
"Hundreds of hikers each week-end roam the picturesque hills and woods surrounding Mill Valley, Calif."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Paid Advertisement