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Redlands Santa Fe Depot District

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NRHP Reference #  91001535
Added to NRHP  29 October 1991
Area  8 ha
Redlands Santa Fe Depot District
Location  Roughly bounded by Stuart Ave., N. 5th St., Redlands Blvd., Eureka St. and the SFRR tracks, Redlands, California

The Redlands Santa Fe Depot District is a historic commercial district located in downtown Redlands. The district is centered on Redlands' Santa Fe Railway depot, which was established in 1888. The current station building, a Classical Revival structure, was built in 1909 to replace the original depot. The buildings surrounding the station represent many of the important components of the city's economy, particularly the orange packing industry. Several packing houses remain from the city's heyday as an orange packing center, forming one of the largest remaining groups of orange packing houses in the Inland Empire. A number of the other buildings were used by growers' associations and other groups in the citrus industry. The district also includes three buildings from the city's historic Chinatown, which thrived from the 1880s through the 1920s after Chinese immigrants came to Redlands to build the railroad.

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1991.

A new railway station may be constructed for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project near the original Santa Fe Depot.

References

Redlands Santa Fe Depot District Wikipedia


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