Menlo Park Railroad Station

1100 Merrill St., Menlo Park, California

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Description 

"MENLO PARK RAILROAD STATION - This building, constructed in 1867 by the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company, is the oldest railroad passenger station in California. The Victorian ornamentation was added in the 1890s when the station was remodeled to serve the newly-opened Stanford University. The extension on the northwest was added to accommodate increased traffic generated by the establishment of Camp Fremont nearby during World War I." - California Historic Landmark No.955

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974
Reference number
74000556
Architectural styles
American Movement; Other architectural type; Stick-Style
Areas of significance
Commerce; Transportation; Architecture; Communications
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Rail-related
Current functions
Meeting hall; Organizational; Rail-related
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1867

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical information
  • February 1, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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