Streetcar Depot, West Los Angeles
West Los Angeles Streetcar Depot, 2008
|Location||West Los Angeles, California|
|Architect||Peters & Burns|
|Governing body||U.S. Veterans Administration|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||February 23, 1972|
The Streetcar Depot on the grounds of the Sawtelle Veterans Home was designed in conjunction with the Wadsworth Chapel by J. Lee Burton in 1900. Both were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
This station was formerly the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad terminus of the "Soldier's Home Branch," a short extension of the "Santa Monica Air Line" (what is now the Expo Line), starting at Home Junction and continuing north in a (still somewhat intact) private right-of-way on the west side of Sawtelle Boulevard to end at this station. The depot also served the Balloon Route.
The line was maintained, but only sporadically used, until 1953 when passenger service on the Air Line was eliminated. The right-of-way was kept intact, but eventually sold piecemeal for building development. Restoration of service would require a buy back of several parcels of land from private owners and is not in any announced Metro Rail plans.
- Expo / Sepulveda (Los Angeles Metro station)
- List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles
- Wadsworth Chapel
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