On Saturday, officials gathered at the Santa Fe Depot, 1170 W. Third Street, San Bernardino, to dedicate a centennial monument in recognition of the facility’s 100th birthday. The depot, once one of the largest in the nation’s west, played an essential role in the settlement/development of the inland region.
The newly updated station is considered a gateway to Southern California and as such, its role in the community and region’s transportation needs is essential.
At Saturday’s celebration, San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis stated, “This morning, the historic Santa Fe Depot celebrates 100 years of operations here in San Bernardino. We are extremely proud to be home to this landmark and grateful for the rich history the Depot adds to the fabric of our community. May today’s centennial commemoration be the marker for many more years of service and success for San Bernardino’s Santa Fe Depot.”