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Pacific Electric Sub-Station No. 14

Pacific Electric Sub-Station No. 14
Pacific Electric Substation No. 14
Pacific Electric Sub-Station No. 14 is located in California
Pacific Electric Sub-Station No. 14
Location 802 E. 5th St.
Santa Ana, California
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1907
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83001219[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1983

The Pacific Electric Sub-Station No. 14 is a former traction substation in Santa Ana, California. It was built by the Pacific Electric Railway to provide electricity to run the railway's streetcars in central Orange County, California. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[2]


The substation was built in 1907. It is a single-story, rectangular building made of brick. It has minimal classical ornamentation in its design. There are hollow pipes at each end. Alternating current from the Watts Steam Generating Station entered at one end of the building to be converted to direct current to run the streetcars. The direct current then exited the building at the opposite end. A transformer was located inside the building.[2]

The substation served the Watts-Santa Ana Line, the Santa Ana-Orange Line, and the Santa Ana-Huntington Beach Line. It was in service from 1907 until the cessation of service in 1950. It is the last Pacific Electric substation remaining in Orange County.[2]

The substation was listed in the National Register of Historic Places because of its association with the Pacific Electric Railway in Orange County, as well as for its architecture.

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