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Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, President Street Station, President & Fleet Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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Item Title
Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, President Street Station, President & Fleet Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Location
President & Fleet Streets, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-8
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-24).
Significance: As of 1974, the President St. Station was one of the oldest large city railroad terminals still standing in the United States. The station quite possibly contains one of the earliest uses of the Howe truss for an arched roof in the United States.

Subjects
Transportation Industry
Railroad Stations
Transportation Facilities


Related Names
Baltimore & Port Deposit
Wilmington &Susquehanna
Philadelphia & Delaware County Railroad


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of engraving by D.C. Baxter (taken from page 24 of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Balltimore Railroad guide, Fitzgibbon and Van Ness, Philadelphia, 1856) GENERAL VIEW OF STATION (C.1856)
2. GENERAL VIEW OF PRESIDENT ST. STATION FROM NORTHWEST. TRAINSHED VISIBLE WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1913.
3. GENERAL VIEW OF TRAINSHED FROM SOUTHWEST.
4. LOOKING WEST DOWN NORTH WALL OF TRAINSHED.
5. EAST END OF 1913 TRAINSHED.
6. PLATFORMS AT EAST END OF 1913 TRAINSHED.
7. INTERIOR OF TRAINSHED SHOWING WARREN TRUSS ROOFING SYSTEM.


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