of the more outstanding features of our
beautiful San Juan Capistrano is
the train depot.
was completed October 8, 1894 and was written
that: "Old San Juan will soon blossom with
the finest depot on the Santa Fe system.
We invite the architecturalistic to come
view this unique building illustrated with
arches, a dome 40 feet high with a mission
bell, dainty ticket office and quaint old
fashion fireplace that will capture the
tenderfoot as he breathes the balmy sea
air." The statement was by columnist Dr.
Alexander Hamilton Rowan on April 14, 1894
in the Santa Ana Standard, a weekly paper.
Capistrano Depot is home to Trevors at the Tracks
a new addition to the downtown area located at
the South end below the dome. Offering excellent
cuisine in the most beautiful of historic
settings, this restaurant gives diners a choice
of outside patio dining or an inside fireside
table. Brick archways and an incredible
art gallery add to the wonderful ambiance
of this restaurant.
always the sounds of children echo throughout
the area as children ride the trains for
the exciting experience or on the way
to tour the Mission as fourth graders.
During the week commuters arrive and leave
with regularity to avoid congested freeways.
On a visit to San
Juan Capistrano this should be
included as a highlight of any trip.
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