Watts Station

Watts Station


Los Angeles, California (CA), US
Watts Station is a train station built in 1904 in Watts, Los Angeles, California. It was one of the first buildings in Watts and, for many years, it was a major stop for the Pacific Electric Railway's "Red Car" service between Los Angeles and Long Beach. It was the only structure that remained intact when stores along 103rd Street in Watts were burned in the 1965 Watts Riots. Remaining untouched in the middle of the stretch of street that came to be known as "Charcoal Alley," the station became a symbol of continuity, hope and renewal for the Watts community. It has since been declared a Historic-Cultural Monument and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Watts Station is a train station built in 1904 in Watts, Los Angeles, California. It was one of the first buildings in Watts and, for many years, it was a major stop for the Pacific Electric Railway's "Red Car" service between Los Angeles and Long Beach. It was the only structure that remained intact when stores along 103rd Street in Watts were burned in the 1965 Watts Riots. Remaining untouched in the middle of the stretch of street that came to be known as "Charcoal Alley," the station became a symbol of continuity, hope and renewal for the Watts community. It has since been declared a Historic-Cultural Monument and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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