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La Habra in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Habra Pacific Electric Depot

Completed 1909

 
 
La Habra Pacific Electric Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
1. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot Marker
Inscription. This structure symbolizes the beginning of a new era of development in the rich La Habra Valley. The La Habra Line was one of the most significant in Southern California progress. Early crops and supplies to the new oil fields could be rapidly transported via the popular "red cars".
 
Erected 1976 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 33° 55.767′ N, 117° 56.778′ W. Marker is in La Habra, California, in Orange County. Marker is on South Euclid Street south of East 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Euclid Street, La Habra CA 90631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Habra's Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 2.1 miles away); Don Gaspor Portola (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fullerton College (approx. 4.1 miles away); Macadamia Tree
La Habra Pacific Electric Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
2. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Lily Creamery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Habra.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pacific Electric Connects Southern California Cities. RailsWest.com states: Pacific Electric Railway Company was incorporated by Henry Huntington on November 10, 1901. Pacific Electric took over the financially troubled Los Angeles-Pasadena interurban line, then built a new line, between Los Angeles and Long Beach, which opened on July 4, 1902. (Submitted on December 1, 2011.) 

2. The City of La Habra. The city website offers the history of the area. (Submitted on December 1, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
La Habra Pacific Electric Depot image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy Orange County Archives, circa 1965
3. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot
The building has been relocated from its original site and now houses the La Habra Depot Theater which runs about six shows per year.
La Habra Pacific Electric Depot image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
4. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot
The marker is behind the purple sign, facing away from the street.
Two Depots image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
5. Two Depots
The 1909 Pacific Electric Depot and the 1923 Union Pacific Depot were both moved to this location.
Union Pacific Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
6. Union Pacific Depot Marker
Built in 1923, this depot is now part of an expanded Children’s Museum.
Union Pacific Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
7. Union Pacific Depot Marker
Marker is to the right of the door.
Two Depots image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 5, 2018
8. Two Depots
Railroad Cars on Display Near the Depot Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
9. Railroad Cars on Display Near the Depot Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on May 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on December 1, 2011.   4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6, 7, 8. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   9. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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