AKA: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Berkeley Station, Berkeley, CA

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

Designers: Whittlesey, Charles F., Architect (firm); Charles Frederick Whittlesey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1903

1310 University Avenue
Poets Corner, Berkeley, CA 94702

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This was one of many depots that architect Charles F. Whittlesey (1867-1941) designed for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway just after becoming its Chief Architect in 1900. Whittlesey used the Mission Revival Style to underscore to rail travelers that they were out West, in a Mediterranean landscape very different than that which they knew in the East or Midwest. Passenger service operated at this station from 1904 until 1964.

Building History

The Berkeley Montessori School has occupied the former depot since 2003.

Building Notes

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Berkeley Depot, has been attributed to architect Charles F. Whittlesey; designated as City of Berkeley Architectural Landmark #241, 09/10/2001; listed on the CA State Historic Resources Inventory;

Berkeley Historical Landmark: 241

PCAD id: 3865