AKA: Southern Pacific Railroad, Station #1, Glendale, CA; Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Atwater Station, Glendale, CA

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

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1883

400 West Cerritos Avenue
Glendale, CA 91204-2706

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Early settler William C.B. Richardson (1815-1908) bought 671 acres of land along the Los Angeles River in 1868, naming it the "Santa Eulalia Ranch." To provide himself easy access to rail transportation and encourage settlement in the vicinity, Richardson made available 16 acres to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company for use as a terminal in what became Glendale, CA. (The city named itself in 1884 and incorporated in 1906.) This line connected Los Angeles, CA, with Glendale. It was demolished c. 1922 to make way for the second Southern Pacific Depot on the site.

PCAD id: 10641