Santa Fe Railroad Station, 1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, San Diego County, CA
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1050 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-1965
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-214).
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Significance: The Santa Fe Depot is a well planned and attractive early twentieth century railroad station. It is a very good example of the Mission style which flourished in San Diego at the time of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition. Although "traditional" in design, symmetrical and monumental, it incorporated modern features for its date: a steel skeleton, easily maintained and permanent decorative materials, and an advanced layout allowing good circulation and separation of the various station functions.
Bakewell, John R.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. FRONT (SOUTH) FACADE
2. SOUTH FRONT AND WEST SIDE
3. WEST SIDE
4. WAITING ROOM, GENERAL VIEW
5. DOOR TO WAITING ROOM
6. DOOR TO STAIR HALL
7. WAITING ROOM
8. FORMER WOMEN'S LOUNGE
9. CONSTRUCTION PHOTO, SHOWING TOWERS, AUGUST 17, 1914
10. CONSTRUCTION PHOTO, FRAMING OF TRAIN SHED, AUGUST 17, 1914
11. CONSTRUCTION PHOTO, GENERAL VIEW FROM REAR, AUGUST 17, 1914
12. GENERAL VIEW, PRIOR TO DEMOLITION OF OLD STATION, SEPTEMBER 3, 1914
13. GENERAL VIEW, AFTER DEMOLITION OF OLD STATION, OCTOBER 1, 1914
14. DEMOLITION OF OLD STATION TOWER, (BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 3 AND OCTOBER 1, 1914)
15. FRONT ARCADE AND TOWER UPON COMPLETION
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