Huntington station (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad)

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot
Heritage Station in downtown Huntington 2015.jpg
Heritage Station, February 2015
Huntington station (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad) is located in West Virginia
Huntington station (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad)
Huntington station (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad) is located in the United States
Huntington station (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad)
Location1100 block of 2nd Ave., Huntington, West Virginia
Coordinates38°25′24″N 82°26′33″W / 38.42333°N 82.44250°W / 38.42333; -82.44250Coordinates: 38°25′24″N 82°26′33″W / 38.42333°N 82.44250°W / 38.42333; -82.44250
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1887
NRHP reference No.73001897 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 30, 1973

Huntington station is a historic railroad depot located at Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. It was built in 1887, by the Huntington and Big Sandy Railroad, later the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The former passenger station is two stories and constructed of brick with a slate roof and two chimneys. The former baggage section to the east is one story. The front facade of the former passenger station features a bay window extending from the basement to the roof and dividing it into two sections. At the rear of the passenger station is the former freighthouse. The freighthouse is a brick building with a slate roof completed in 1890, and expanded in 1897, 1911, and 1916.[2]

The complex includes an original steam engine with a "Pullman" train car, an outdoor performance area, and a building that used to house one of Huntington's first banks—which was the easternmost bank robbed by the James-Younger Gang. Heritage Station was turned into a shopping center called "Heritage Village" during the 1970s. For decades, the station sat hidden and virtually unused just two blocks from the city center, until Create Huntington got involved in 2006. Today, Heritage Station is an artisan retail complex, with locally owned shops, and home to public events like the annual Diamond Teeth Mary Blues Festival, named for the blues singer born in the town.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Edward R. Bleau (October 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  3. ^ {{cite web|url=https://downtownhuntington.net/heritage-station-jewel-citys-hidden-gem/%7Ctitle=Heritage Station: The Jewel City’s Hidden Gem

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Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
West Huntington
toward Kenova
Kenova – Wheeling Guyandotte
toward Wheeling