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    La Mesa Depot 1894

    by Yaqui Updated May 29, 2010

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    The original portion of the Depot was built in 1894, 18 years prior to the incorporation of the City. The Depot enjoys special significance not only for its age, but also for its direct connection with the early citrus and avocado industry that gave the town its start. Local farmers brought their produce to the station (and to nearby packing warehouses) for shipment. Shipping and passenger services had waned by 1930, and this structure was relocated to Lakeside, where it temporarily housed a chicken coop and a worm farm. Local railroad enthusiasts, along with the City, helped reinstate the Depot alongside its track in 1981 where today it serves as the La Mesa Depot Museum.

    La Mesa City Hall
    8130 Allison Avenue
    La Mesa, CA 91942

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