Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (Oakland)

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, Oakland
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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (Oakland) is located in Maryland
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (Oakland)
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (Oakland) is located in the US
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (Oakland)
Location Liberty Street,
Oakland, Maryland
Coordinates 39°24′35″N 79°24′47″W / 39.40972°N 79.41306°W / 39.40972; -79.41306Coordinates: 39°24′35″N 79°24′47″W / 39.40972°N 79.41306°W / 39.40972; -79.41306
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1884 (1884)
Architect Baldwin & Pennington
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 74000953[1]
Added to NRHP February 5, 1974

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, Oakland is a historic railroad station located at Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland. It is a large brick structure with a two-story central section featuring a cylindrical tower with a domed cap and one-story wings extending from each end along the railroad tracks. It was designed by Baldwin and Pennington, and built in 1884 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad across the tracks and a meadow from the Railroad's Oakland Hotel, which opened in 1876, to support the development of Oakland and Garrett County as a resort area.[2] It is one of the finest remaining examples in Maryland of a Queen Anne style railroad station.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It was revived for service on Amtrak's Shenandoah between 1976 and 1981. The city of Oakland bought the station in 1998, and in 2000 restored it with help from the State of Maryland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Avery, Carlos P. (2003). E. Francis Baldwin, Architect: The B&O, Baltimore, and Beyond. Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore Architecture Foundation. p. 33. ISBN 0-9729743-0-X. 
  3. ^ Nancy Miller and William Morgan (July 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Araby" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
toward St. Louis
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toward Cumberland