The eleventh installment of my historical Santa Barbara blog series is on a place in Santa Barbara that you may know what is, but do you know the history?, this weeks post is on (well you already probably know what it is on because of the title) The Santa Barbara Train Station.
The Santa Barbara Train Station is located on lower state street by the ocean and It is located within walking distance of the Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf (to learn more about sterns wharf click on the link) and State Street. The Train Station was built in 1902 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was designed by the famous american architect, Francis W. Wilson in the Spanish Mission Revival Style. This historic Train Station was renovated in early 2000. The project included the restoration of the ticket office and upgrades to the plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling system.(fun fact: Due to the length of the platform, when Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train is stopped, it blocks the two streets to the north and south of the train station.)The Santa Barbara trainn station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 2, 2006.
The address is 209 State Street Santa Barbara, California 93101 United States, you should go check this historical train station out some time. see you out there america 😉