Thursday Doors: Santa Fe Train Depot

23/07/2018 by Part Time Spotter

Having visited Santa Fe Depot in San Diego it’s a truly lovely building.
This is a great post about the station.

Retirementally Challenged

Anyone who has lived anywhere any length of time probably knows that feeling of sadness and loss when a beautiful but outdated structure is destroyed in the name of progress. The old building probably wasn’t up to modern codes and, often, the shiny new structure built in its place is bigger, taller, and capable of generating more tax dollars than the previous one.

Fortunately, though, sometimes a building is just too beautiful, too beloved, and has too much local historical significance to be touched by a wrecking ball. The Santa Fe Train Depot in downtown San Diego is such a structure. It is a jewel of a building surrounded by glass and steel high rises.

The structure draws heavily from the architecturally distinctive Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican styles.

The size and grandeur far surpassed anything the Santa Fe had ever built in the West.

The station was officially opened in 1915…

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