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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

850 S. Broadway

 

1891

 
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. The first passenger train rolled into Walnut Creek in 1891. Southern Pacific built the train depot later that year on a site that was across the creek (now under Broadway) and close to this plaza. The depot was converted to commercial uses and relocated in 1972.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 102.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.878′ N, 122° 3.524′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Broadway near Mt. Diablo Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 North Broadway, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Bell Replica (a few steps from this marker); Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence (within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan's Livery Stable (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown Traffic (about 400 feet away); Bridge over Walnut Creek (about 400 feet away);
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker (detail)
"The Corners" & Oak Saloon (about 400 feet away); Judge Duncan's Courtroom (about 400 feet away); Broadway Shopping Center (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Liberty Bell Plaza. The site referred to by this marker is across the street. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
Walnut Creek Historical Society, circa 1912
4. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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