Norge Train Depot

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Norge Train Depot
Norge Train Depot.JPG
Norge Train Depot, September 2012
Norge Train Depot is located in Virginia
Norge Train Depot
Location 7770 Croaker Rd., Norge, near Williamsburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°22′39″N 76°46′15″W / 37.37750°N 76.77083°W / 37.37750; -76.77083Coordinates: 37°22′39″N 76°46′15″W / 37.37750°N 76.77083°W / 37.37750; -76.77083
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1907 (1907)
Built by Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 08000256[1]
VLR # 047-5301
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 5, 2009
Designated VLR December 5, 2007[2]

Norge Train Depot is a historic home located at Norge, near Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia. It was built about 1907 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from standardized plans. The train station is the last surviving example of a wood frame “informal standard” depot in the six states that were served by Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Originals were built according to an informal plan and no standard drawings were prepared or entered in the railway’s set of design standards.[3]

It is a simple one-story wood balloon frame building, twelve bays wide on the south side, seven bays wide on the north end, and one bay deep. The building is sheathed in panels of German weatherboard and features a low hipped roof with overhanging and slightly flared eaves and boxed cornice covered with beaded board siding. In February 2006, the station was relocated about 1 mile to a site adjacent to the James City County Branch of the Williamsburg Regional Library (opened in 1996) on Croaker Road.[4] It was renovated as a museum and a community center in 2012.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Gazette, May 14, 2009
  4. ^ Meg Greene Malvasi (February 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Norge Train Depot". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos