AKA: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, San Diego Station, San Diego, CA

Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - railroad stations

Designers: Bakewell and Brown, Architects (firm); John Bakewell Jr. (architect); Arthur Brown Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1914-1915

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1050 Kettner Boulevard
Downtown, San Diego, CA 92101

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Overview

Another railroad station, that of the California Southern Railroad Company built in 1887, previously stood on this site. It was demolished in 1915 to make way for the Bakewell and Brown design. Bakewell and Brown, perhaps the most prestigious Beaux-Arts architectural firm of its time, did not design a large number of buildings in Southern CA. San Diego's Union Station and Pasadena's City Hall #2 (1927), were two of their most prominent works here.

Building History

Opening on 03/08/1915, the $300,0000 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) railroad depot welcomed visitors to San Diego's Panama-California Exposition that opened 01/01/1915 and lasted until 01/01/1917.

Alteration

The City of San Diego has re-used this old train station as part of its own light rail system.

PCAD id: 6776