#0955 Menlo Park Railroad Station


#0955 Menlo Park Railroad Station

Site information:

1100 Merrill Ave, Menlo Park


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

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 1890's when the station was remodelled 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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Menlo Park, July 4, 1983.

Registered 2/28/1983