Size: 24 by 36 inches. Scale: 1:87 (HO-scale).
About San Buenaventura Depot: Built in 1887, at Milepost 502.2 on SP's newly-completed San Joaquin Division, Ventura branchline, this was a two-story building based on SP's Combination Depot No. 19 standard plan. The second floor was the living quarters for the agent and family. In 1926, the depot was extensively remodeled and stuccoed. It was closed by the SP in 1972, and despite efforts to save it, was demolished the following year. This blueprint is a recreation of the depot as it was built in 1887 based on historical plans, photographs and research.
About The Draftsman: Jean-Guy Dube is a professional draftsman and apprenticing architect. He has researched and written about Southern Pacific depots since 1983. From the first tape measurement to the finished blueprint can take Mr. Dube several months to complete. His work includes the use of rare photographs and other historical resources to produce a historically accurate blueprint. Dube also uses traditional methods of blueprinting to create a blue with white line print from his original vellum.
Care of Blueprints: Each blueprint is created one at a time by hand from a single vellum and, by their nature, will have minor variations in color and clarity. Blueprints should never be exposed for long periods to sunlight or bright rooms, or they will fade and yellow. They will run if exposed to water.
About The Series: These diazo blueprints are measured and drafted drawings. They are based on SP standard depot plans, historical photographs, and, in the case of the surviving depots, on measurements of the actual buildings by Jean-Guy Dube. Each handsome and informative print is suitable for framing. Each blueprint includes noted floor plans, sections, and elevations (except Ventura County sampler). The prints also contain historical notes about the buildings. Each blueprint order is mailed separately in a protective tube.