Calistoga in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Restored in 1978 by Calistoga Depot Association
Sam Brannan Chapter No.1004
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1978 by Sam Brannan Chapter No.1004, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 34.792′ N, 122° 34.697′ W. Marker is in Calistoga, California, in Napa County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1458 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga CA 94515, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount View Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Calistoga City Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calistoga Sam Brannan Center Oat Hill Mine Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Faithful Steam Well (approx. 1.7 miles away); Schramsberg (approx. 3.2 miles away); Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calistoga.
Regarding Calistoga Depot. This site is designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 687.
The facility now includes six restored railroad cars housing historical exhibits and retail shops.
This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1977
This site was designated as California Registered Historic Landmark No.687 on July 31, 1959:
Landmark Statement of Significance:
The Napa Valley Railroad depot, now the Southern Pacific depot, was built in 1868. Its roundhouse across Lincoln Avenue is gone. On its first trip, this railroad brought people to Calistoga for the elaborate opening of Brannan's summer resort in October 1868.
Also see . . . Listening for Trains. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Harry Downham was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque wording by Edward D. Hawkins.
— Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,171 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 11. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.