Western Maryland Railway Station (Hagerstown, Maryland)

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Western Maryland Railway Station
Hagerstown WMRY Sta 2013.jpg
The former train station in 2013, now used as a police station.
Western Maryland Railway Station (Hagerstown, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Western Maryland Railway Station (Hagerstown, Maryland)
Western Maryland Railway Station (Hagerstown, Maryland) is located in the US
Western Maryland Railway Station (Hagerstown, Maryland)
Location Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, Maryland
Coordinates 39°38′45″N 77°43′34″W / 39.64583°N 77.72611°W / 39.64583; -77.72611Coordinates: 39°38′45″N 77°43′34″W / 39.64583°N 77.72611°W / 39.64583; -77.72611
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1913 (1913)
NRHP Reference # 76001019[1]
Added to NRHP April 22, 1976

Western Maryland Railway Station is a historic railway station in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. It was built in 1913 as a stop for the Western Maryland Railway. It is a 2 12-story hip roof brick building, reflecting the influence of the Commercial Style of the early 20th century. The building features overscaled Classical detailing, a stone foundation, and a massive, modillioned cornice with stone disks defining each bay. The building is also encircled by a one-story porch that has a cantilevered roof on three sides.[2]

The Western Maryland Railway ended passenger train service to the Hagerstown station in June 1957.[3]:266

The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1] The building is now used as the headquarters of the Hagerstown Police Department.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ronald L. Andrews (August 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Western Maryland Railway Station" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ Cook, Roger; Zimmermann, Karl (1992). The Western Maryland Railway: Fireballs and Black Diamonds (2nd ed.). Laurys Station, Pennsylvania: Garrigues House. ISBN 0-9620844-4-1. 
  4. ^ Rubin, Mary H. (2010). Hagerstown: Images of America: a history of American life in images and texts. Then and Now Series. Arcadia Publishing. p. 51. ISBN 9780738585840. 

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