Lang Hotel Foundation
Sept. 5, 2001: Alan Bofenkamp, first vice president of the Santa Clarita Valley
Historical Society, points out the foundation of the Lang Hotel, an inn and health
spa with sulfurous springs (thus the local name, Sulphur Springs) built by homesteader and
entrepreneur John Lang in 1871. The area became known as "Lang," and a train
station bearing the name was erected adjacent to the hotel in 1876 when the Southern Pacific
Railroad came through the area.
Lang's hotel burned down in the first decade of the 20th Century and a warehouse was built
atop it; the warehouse also did not last.
A corner of the hotel was located where Bofenkamp is kneeling.
Photo by Leon Worden.
LW2144: 300 dpi jpeg from digital image