186 North Atchison street
(at West Chapman Avenue)
orange, california 92866
We are located just 3 blocks west of Orange Plaza in the historic district of Old Town Orange, right at the Orange Metrolink Train Station. We share the beautiful renovated historic Sante Fe Depot with the iconic Ruby's Diner. Our neighbors include the Hilbert Museum of California Art and Chapman University. Whether you drive, stroll, or take the train, we look forward to sharing our unique corner of Old Town Orange with you!
The Historic Santa Fe Depot
The original santa fe depot
The new Mediterranean Revival Style
santa fe depot
Our location dates back to 1888, when the Santa Fe opens the Depot in Orange.
In 1889, voters in Southern Los Angeles County decide to break away, creating Orange County. 1891 President Benjamin Harrison becomes the first president to visit the LA area. During peak growing seasons, as many as 48 carloads shipped daily from the Orange Depot.
From 1920-1934 Passenger rail traffic declines. In the mid 1930s, Railroads improve service and trains with new diesel-powered Streamliners. Santa Fe moves forward with plans to replace the depot in Orange by the Spring of 1938.
The new Mediterranean Revival Style Santa Fe Depot is dedicated on May 2, 1938.
During WWII, troop movement and restrictions on fuel use generated a six fold increase in passenger rail traffic.
Amtrak begins service on May 1, 1971. The Santa Fe Depot closes the same year.
In 1989 City of Orange acquires Santa Fe Depot. The Streamliner Lounge and Ruby's Diner renovate the space, creating a new destination inspired by vintage train travel of the Streamline era.
186 North Atchison STREET
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closed most major holidays
saturday & sunday 7am-2pm
late nite: 9pm-close
live at the lounge
friday & saturdays 7:30pm