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40 PHOTOS FOR SAN BERNARDINO AT&SF DEPOT
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AT&SF created a long and large, complex structure because local politicians desired to have a replacement depot taken to extreme architectural splendor with parapets, arches, colonnades and and low-pitched red clay, tile roof with wide broad-eaved gable roof lines. It was to be a "western gateway" for travelers. Additionally, the AT&SF La Grande Station in LA had burned about the same time and administrative and shop facilities were moved here after 1918. Streetside is somewhat plain, off-white stucco, with a hodgepodge of overhangs jutting from the flat face. However, trackside is a more streamlined and finished appearance. Photo 11-17-2014
(submitted by Rich A. on 03/15/14)
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San Bernardino depot's signature 2-1/2 story centerpiece four domes may have been known to generations of travelers on "THE Atcheson, Topeka and THE Santa Fe; whOOO whoo-ooo!! The twin towers guarding the front and trackside entryways to the lobby are classic Spanish Mission Revival architecture, domes of which are of a Moorish Revival component. Note the red Maltese Falcon cross in the SF logo on the facades, front and rear.
(submitted by Rich A. on 03/15/14)
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At the depot's west end is a square, two-story structure with mission-style parapets, front and trackside, and with it's own four mini-towers topped with miniature domes. Since the front and tracksides rooflines mirror each other, 4 corner towers were needed. Metrolink offices occupy the ground floor and SANDBAG offices are on the upper floor.
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A display(in the lobby)of trackside or the north side includes all of the depot except the right end. The columned arcade runs along most of trackside and out front to the parking lot at the east end. It provides a smoother, streamlined appearance for arriving passengers to marvel at the while entering the lobby area under the majestic domed portion.
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A few years after the depot's opening, an extension was added out the east end that included a Harvey House and living quarters. The first red roof section left of the domed center was original. It's a hodgepodge of walls, roofs (or no roofs as in portions of the arcade), courtyards, etc. Multiple mission-style parapets face in the four directions to the wind.
(submitted by Rich A. on 03/15/14)
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