Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Santa Fe Railway Depot
Charles Frederick Whittlesey, Architect
designated in 2001
During the early 20th century, the Santa Fe Railroad provided three-day passenger and freight service between Chicago and the Bay Area. This depot was one of three major rail stations in Berkeley. It was closed in 1964 and converted to a restaurant. In 2003, the Berkeley Montessori School renovated the building.
Charles Whittlesey, an innovator in reinforced concrete design, was chief architect for the Santa Fe Railroad and designer of the Grand Canyon’s El Tovar Lodge. Many of his buildings, including this depot, were designed in the Mission Revival style, reminiscent of southwestern pueblo adobe architecture.
Erected 2004 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 52.173′ N, 122° 17.172′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on University Avenue east of Bonar Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1310 Universtiy Avenue, Berkeley CA 94702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Photoplayer Co. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fox Court (approx. Toveri Tupa – Finnish Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Good Shepherd (approx. half a mile away); Workingman’s Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fullen Market Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic McGee-Spaulding District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bowen’s Inn/Higgins Grocery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars •
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