Purcellville Train Station

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Purcellville Train Station
Purcellville-VA-Train-Station.jpg
Purcellville Train Station, August 2008
Purcellville Train Station is located in Northern Virginia
Purcellville Train Station
Purcellville Train Station is located in Virginia
Purcellville Train Station
Purcellville Train Station is located in the US
Purcellville Train Station
Location 200 N 21st St, Purcellville, Virginia
Coordinates 39°8′24″N 77°42′57″W / 39.14000°N 77.71583°W / 39.14000; -77.71583Coordinates: 39°8′24″N 77°42′57″W / 39.14000°N 77.71583°W / 39.14000; -77.71583
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1904 (1904)
Architectural style board and batten vernacular
NRHP Reference # 10000307[1]
VLR # 286-5001-0233
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 28, 2010
Designated VLR March 18, 2010[2]

Purcellville Train Station is a historic railway station located at Purcellville, Loudoun County, Virginia adjacent Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail.[3] The Southern Railway constructed the station in 1904. The station is a one-story, rectangular frame building with a hipped roof and deeply overhanging eaves supported by triangular knee braces. It was a station on the Washington and Old Dominion Railway and later, the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad from 1912 until the line closed in 1968, with passenger service ceasing in 1951.[4]

The Purcellville Preservation Association restored the station in 2002.[5] The town of Purcellville maintains the station as a public meeting facility, museum, and public restrooms, under the purview of the town's Train Station Steering & Oversight Committee.[6] The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 2010.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Purcellville Station". HMdb.org. The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  4. ^ Kalbian, Maral S; Peters, Margaret T. (2009-11-20). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (United States Department of the Interior: National Park Service): Purcellville Train Station" (PDF). Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2010-09-14.  and Accompanying five photos
  5. ^ "History of the Purcellville Preservation Association". Purcellville Preservation Association. Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  6. ^ "Train Station Steering & Oversight Committee". purcellvilleva.com. Town of Purcellville, Virginia. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  7. ^ Director, National Park Service (2010-06-04). "Weekly list of actions taken on properties for the National Register of Historic Places: 5/24/10 through 5/28/10". U.S. Department of the Interior: National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-09-14.