Oakland station (Maryland)

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Oakland, MD
inter-city rail station
RailroadStationOakland2012.jpg
The former station in Oakland.
LocationLiberty Street, Oakland, Maryland
USA
Services
  Former services  
Amtrak logo no text (1971).png Amtrak
toward Cincinnati
Shenandoah
Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
toward St. Louis
St. Louis Line
toward Cumberland
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, Oakland
Oakland station (Maryland) is located in Maryland
Oakland station (Maryland)
Oakland station (Maryland) is located in the US
Oakland station (Maryland)
LocationLiberty Street,
Oakland, Maryland
Coordinates39°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
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built1884 (1884)
ArchitectBaldwin & Pennington
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #74000953[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 5, 1974

Oakland station 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 as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, Oakland.[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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