Chesapeake and Ohio Depot (Marlinton, West Virginia)

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Marlinton Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Station
G R T 2004 Marlinton Trailhead.JPG
Marlinton Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Station, Fall 2004
Chesapeake and Ohio Depot (Marlinton, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Chesapeake and Ohio Depot (Marlinton, West Virginia)
Location 8th St. and 4th Ave., Marlinton, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°13′21″N 80°5′34″W / 38.22250°N 80.09278°W / 38.22250; -80.09278Coordinates: 38°13′21″N 80°5′34″W / 38.22250°N 80.09278°W / 38.22250; -80.09278
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1901
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002598[1]
Added to NRHP August 29, 1979

Marlinton Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Station was a historic railway station and bunkhouse located at Marlinton, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. They were built in 1901 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The station was a frame, rectangular, one-story building measuring 76 feet by 16 feet and used for both passengers and freight. The bunkhouse is a one-story frame building measuring 24 feet by 16 feet. Both buildings featured vertical board and batten siding and decorative brackets in the wide projecting eaves of their gable roofs. Passenger service ended at Marlinton in 1958.[2] Given its location at the trailhead of the Greenbrier River Trail, the station was renovated to house the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The station was destroyed by fire in 2008; the bunkhouse remains extant.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ C.E. Turley (March 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Marlinton Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Station" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  3. ^ Grimes, Cathy; Stewart, Suzanne (2008-03-29). "Fire Destroys Marlinton Depot". The Inter-Mountain. Archived from the original on 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Fire destroys historic Marlinton depot," Herald-Dispatch.com, March 28, 2008