California Historical Landmarks in San Mateo County
California Historical Landmark 955
Southern Pacific Depot: Menlo Park
1100 Merrill Avenue
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 1890s when the station was remodeled 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.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 955
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Menlo Park, July 4, 1983.
The Menlo Park Railroad Station is also National Register Listing #74000556.