San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San José Diridon Station
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Johm H. Christle, Architect
Place in the National Register of Historic Places April 1, 1994
The narrow gauge South Pacific Coast Railroad began using the small wooden structure known as the “West San Jose Depot,” on land purchased from and transferred to Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) in 1888. The station was constructed
Beginning in 1973, Supervisor Diridon, the son of an SP railroad brakeman, constantly led efforts to save the service and depot. He chaired the studies and helped found the [unclear]. He chaired the Save Peninsula Area Rail Commute Committee and Metropolitan Transportation Commission that led to the public ownership and upgrade. During his 23 years in elected office he chaired the Board of Supervisors and Transit District Board, Chaired the Guadalupe Corridor Light Rail and five other rail projects (including the Vasona Corridor Project that will bring light rail to this station) and led the 1975 and 1992 transit tax elections as well as national and international transit organizations. Supervisor Rod Diridon is known in Santa Clara County as “Mr. Transportation.”
Location. 37° 19.799′ N, 121° 54.142′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Cahill Street south of West Santa Clara Street (California Route 82), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Cahill Street, San Jose CA 95110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remembering Agriculture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry's Hi-Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel De Anza (approx. half a mile away); College of Notre Dame (approx. half a mile away); International Business Machines : RAMAC (approx. half a mile away); Captain Thomas Fallon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Luis María Peralta Adobe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmers Union Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.