Virginian Railway Yard Historic District

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Virginian Railway Yard Historic District
Virginian Railway Yard Historic District is located in West Virginia
Virginian Railway Yard Historic District
Virginian Railway Yard Historic District is located in the US
Virginian Railway Yard Historic District
Location 0.5 mi. N of jct. of WV 20 and RR tracks, Princeton, West Virginia
Coordinates 37°22′41″N 81°5′11″W / 37.37806°N 81.08639°W / 37.37806; -81.08639Coordinates: 37°22′41″N 81°5′11″W / 37.37806°N 81.08639°W / 37.37806; -81.08639
Area 33 acres (13 ha)
Built 1905
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 03000351[1]
Added to NRHP May 1, 2003

Virginian Railway Yard Historic District is a national historic district located at Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia. The district includes 14 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 1 contributing structure related to the Virginian Railway property at Princeton. Many date to the founding of the railway in 1905-1909, with others related to a physical improvements campaign in the 1920s. A number of the buildings are a vernacular interpretation of the Romanesque Revival style. They include the Locomotive Erecting Shop, transfer table pit (c. 1905), machine shop foundations, three water pump houses (c. 1910-1920), North Repair Shop (c. 1925), Brick Storehouse (c. 1940), and Car Wheel Shop (c. 1905).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Michael Gioulis (October 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Virginian Railway Yard Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.