Our very own Joanne Garrison, author of the Burlingame Centennial book, has a retrospective piece in the Daily Journal about local architectural legend George Howard. In it she notes
Most of George’s architectural projects were either Neoclassical or English Tudor in design, reflecting the Gilded Age preference for all things European. The one major exception was the project for which he is best known, the Burlingame train station. In 1893, the newly formed Burlingame Country Club sought its own train station to welcome guests in style from San Francisco. George and his architect partner Joachim Mathisen chose a quintessentially California design for the station—that of a California mission. The train station, completed in 1894, is now designated as a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due primarily to its architectural significance as the earliest permanent example of California Mission Revival architecture.
If you would care to learn more and perhaps add a bit of info (for you old timers), the Historical Society has a place for that too. Here's the aforementioned book which is available at Books, Inc. and makes a great present during the holidays.