Charleston station (West Virginia)

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Amtrak station
Charleston Amtrak Station Apr 09.jpg
Charleston Amtrak Station in April 2009.
Location350 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV 25314
Coordinates38°20′47″N 81°38′18″W / 38.34639°N 81.63833°W / 38.34639; -81.63833
Owned byGeneral Corporation
Platforms1 side platform
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCHW
Passengers (2017)9,812[1]Increase 0.28%
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Chesapeake and Ohio Depot
Charleston station (West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Charleston station (West Virginia)
Charleston station (West Virginia) is located in the US
Charleston station (West Virginia)
Location350 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, West Virginia  United States
Coordinates38°20′47″N 81°38′18″W / 38.34639°N 81.63833°W / 38.34639; -81.63833Coordinates: 38°20′47″N 81°38′18″W / 38.34639°N 81.63833°W / 38.34639; -81.63833
Area0.5 acres (0.2 ha)
ArchitectJ.C. & A.L. Pennock
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Beaux Arts
MPSSouth Hills MRA
NRHP reference #84000782[2]
Added to NRHPOctober 26, 1984

Charleston is an Amtrak station in Charleston, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. The station was originally owned by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. In September 2010, the station was purchased by General Corporation, a commercial real estate company based in Charleston. The station is located on the south bank of the Kanawha River, opposite downtown Charleston which lies on the north bank. Much of the station's outdoor space is covered by the South Side Bridge which allows both vehicular and pedestrian traffic to access the downtown areas. A fine dining establishment, Laury's Restaurant, occupies much of the station's interior.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as the Chesapeake and Ohio Depot and part of the South Hills Multiple Resource Area.[2] It is a two-story, brick and stone structure in the Neo-Classical Revival style. The facade features a shallow pavilion of paired Roman Doric columns facing the Kanawha River. It also has a low hipped, tile-covered roof with bracketed deep eaves.[3]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). Chesapeake and Ohio Depot. State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. 2009-04-04.

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