The Depot

Built in 1902, for the sum of $115,000, the Southern Pacific Depot was one of the stops for the famous Sunset Limited, a train that connected San Francisco with New Orleans and San Antonio. Known as, “the building of 1,000 lights” because of the many electric lights installed during its construction, the station also served as the hub for incoming and outgoing military personnel. On February 26, 1907 fire consumed the roof of the station and severely damaged the southwest corner of the building causing it to collapse to the floor. The station was re-opened seven months later. Today, you can enter into the restored structure at Sunset Depot and view the re-creation of the 16-foot diameter rose window that fills the north end of the building.

 

The Depot is now the perfect setting for black-tie affairs, large meetings, or music and dancing. Amazing architecture captures the essence of the station and provides and unforgettable setting that is unique to Historic Sunset Station.

 

Capacities

Reception: 900

Theater: 350

Banquet: 400

Classroom: 140