This structure was built in 1926 when the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to create several Sheriff's substations around the county; because suspects were often long gone by the time deputies arrived on horseback from downtown Los Angeles. This substation would oversee the vast northwestern region from Chatsworth to the Kern County Line, and it was based in Newhall.
Substation No. 6 was set up at Sixth and Spruce Street (later called Main Street) in a structure that had been a private residence of local hotelier Albert Swall. The Newhall Station served the law enforcement needs of the Soledad Township and Newhall area for over four decades.