Charleston station (West Virginia)

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Charleston, WV
Amtrak station
Charleston Amtrak Station Apr 09.jpg
Charleston station, April 2009
Location350 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25314
United States
Coordinates38°20′47″N 81°38′18″W / 38.34639°N 81.63833°W / 38.34639; -81.63833
Owned byGeneral Corporation
Line(s)CSX Kanawha Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsKRT
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCHW
History
Opened1905
Traffic
Passengers (2017)9,812[1]Increase 0.28%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Huntington
toward Chicago
Cardinal Montgomery
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Huntington
toward Chicago
James Whitcomb Riley
1974-1977
Thurmond
James Whitcomb Riley and George Washington
1971-1974
Prince
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 United States
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)
Built1905
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, United States, that that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is served by the Cardinal.

Description[edit]

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]

It is presently the only Amtrak station in West Virginia that is staffed and provides checked baggage service.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  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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