Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8

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Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8
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Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8
Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8 is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8
Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8 is located in California
Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8
Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8 is located in the US
Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8
Location 2245 N. Lake Ave
Altadena, California
Coordinates 34°11′04″N 118°07′55″W / 34.18444°N 118.13194°W / 34.18444; -118.13194Coordinates: 34°11′04″N 118°07′55″W / 34.18444°N 118.13194°W / 34.18444; -118.13194
Architect Pacific Electric Railway
NRHP Reference # 77000295
Added to NRHP November 9, 1977

Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8, also known as the Altadena Substation, is a National Register of Historic Places structure (site #77000295) in Altadena, California. Originally used to power Pacific Electric Railway (PE) lines in the Altadena area, it is today used as an office building.[1]

The traction substation was built in 1905. In addition to providing power to the PE lines, it also powered the Mount Lowe Railway.[2] In 1941, when PE sold its Pasadena area lines to Pasadena City Lines, a subsidiary of National City Lines, the substation was included in the sale.[3] It was placed on the Register in 1977 for its significance as a part of the Pacific Electric Railway.[4]

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  1. ^ Harrigan, John (August 1, 1999). "Mount Lowe Power". Echo Mtn. Echoes. Land-Sea Discovery Group. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Pacific Electric Mount Lowe Line". Electric Railway Historical Association. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Pacific Electric Pasadena Local Lines". Electric Railway Historical Association. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  4. ^ "California - Los Angeles County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 

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