Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District

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Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District
Martinsburg railyard 2008.JPG
The historic Martinsburg B&O Station, formerly known as the Caperton Station Hotel. Today it is an Amtrak station and MARC commuter rail terminus.
Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District is located in West Virginia
Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District
Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District is located in the US
Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by B&O RR from S side of Burke St. underpass to N side of B&O & PA RR bridge, Martinsburg, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°27′43″N 77°57′45″W / 39.46194°N 77.96250°W / 39.46194; -77.96250Coordinates: 39°27′43″N 77°57′45″W / 39.46194°N 77.96250°W / 39.46194; -77.96250
Area 47 acres (19 ha)
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Berkeley County MRA
NRHP Reference # 80004415[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

The Baltimore and Ohio Related Industries Historic District comprises a portion of Martinsburg, West Virginia to either side of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line as it runs through the city. The district includes the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops, a National Historic Landmark, and a variety of industrial and commercial concerns that depended on the railroad.

Along with buildings, the district includes the infrastructure associated with the building of the railroad in an urbanizing environment, such as the channelizing of Tuscarora Creek and a variety of culverts, underpasses and retaining walls. Significant buildings include, apart from the roundhouse/shop complex, the B&O station and hotel. Industrial buildings include coal yards, a plaster mill, feed mills, a distillery and other manufacturing facilities.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory nomination Form: Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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