Virginian Railway Yard Historic District

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Virginian Railway Yard Historic District
Virginian Railway Yard Historic District is located in West Virginia
Virginian Railway Yard Historic District
Location 0.5 mi. N of jct. of WV 20 and RR tracks, Princeton, West Virginia
Coordinates 37°22′41″N 81°5′11″W / 37.37806°N 81.08639°W / 37.37806; -81.08639Coordinates: 37°22′41″N 81°5′11″W / 37.37806°N 81.08639°W / 37.37806; -81.08639
Area 33 acres (13 ha)
Built 1905
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 03000351[1]
Added to NRHP May 1, 2003

Virginian Railway Yard Historic District is a national historic district located at Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia. The district includes 14 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 1 contributing structure related to the Virginian Railway property at Princeton. Many date to the founding of the railway in 1905-1909, with others related to a physical improvements campaign in the 1920s. A number of the buildings are a vernacular interpretation of the Romanesque Revival style. They include the Locomotive Erecting Shop, transfer table pit (c. 1905), machine shop foundations, three water pump houses (c. 1910-1920), North Repair Shop (c. 1925), Brick Storehouse (c. 1940), and Car Wheel Shop (c. 1905).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Michael Gioulis (October 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Virginian Railway Yard Historic District". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.