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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Queen City Hotel & Station, West Side of Park Street, Opposite Ann Street, Cumberland, Allegany County, MD



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Location
Opposite Ann Street, Cumberland, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-4
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-1).
Building/structure dates: 1872 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1972 demolished
Significance: The Queen City Hotel was one of five combination station-hotels built by the B & O during the 1870s. It was designed by Thomas N. Heskett of the railroad's road department, was Italianate in style, and was "opened for the accommodation and entertainment of passengers" in 1872. Though no longer used as a hotel after the demise of rail passenger ridership following World War II, the Queen City was one of the last remaining grand, railroad hotels in the United States at the time of survey. The station-hotel was highly ornamented. The most notable features were the wooden cupola centered over the main entry and the floral, cast-iron trelliswork that supported the roof of a broad porch that extended across the entire trackside facade of the building. In addition to the building's outstanding architectural significance, it was also important for its sociological associations.

Subjects
Transportation Industry
Hotels
Railroad Stations


Related Names
Heskett, Thomas N.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF CENTER CUPOLA FROM SOUTH WING
2. PROFILE VIEW AT CORNICE LEVEL OF FRONT OF HOTEL LOOKING NORTH
3. VIEW OF FOUR BAYS AT NORTH ELEVATION
4. VIEW OF ATTIC AREA IN NORTH WING SHOWING STRUCTURAL SYSTEM (Photo taken in March 1971)
5. VIEW OF WOODEN SPIRAL STAIRCASE LEADING TO CUPOLA (Photo taken in March 1971)
6. VIEW OF APEX OF ROOF TRUSS IN NORTH WING (Photo taken in March 1971)
7. INTERIOR VIEW OF FIREPLACE AND WINDOW IN THIRD FLOOR ROOM
8. VIEW OF CORNER ROOM SHOWING DOOR TO BATH
9. DETAIL VIEWS OF STAIR BALUSTRADE ON LANDING BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR, NORTH END
10. VIEW OF MAIN ENTRY DOOR
11. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT BALLROOM ON GROUND FLOOR
12. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST-IRON TRELLISWORK
13. PHOTOGRAPH OF DEMOLITION IN PROGRESS
14. PHOTOGRAPH OF DEMOLITION IN PROGRESS
15. VIEW OF MOUNTAINS OF RUBBLE FOLLOWING DEMOLITION
16. VIEW OF FORMER PASSENGER PLATFORMS AND CANOPIES WITH DEMOLISHED STATION-HOTEL IN BACKGROUND
17. DEMOLITION IN PROGRESS
18. VIEW OF FRONT FACADE FROM ELEVATED HIGHWAY DURING DEMOLITION
19. VIEW OF FRONT FACADE FROM ELEVATED HIGHWAY BEFORE DEMOLITION
20. VIEW OF FRONT FACADE FROM BUILDING SHOWING CAST-IRON TRELLISWORK ON PORCHES
21. DETAIL VIEW OF WOODEN FRAMING IN UPPER PART OF CUPOLA
22. VIEW OF TOP FLOOR CORRIDOR, WEST SIDE
23. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN FLOOR LOBBY
24. REAR VIEW, EAST SIDE UNDER NEW ELEVATED HIGHWAY
25. VIEW OF LAUNDRY ROOM ON LOWER LEVEL SHOWING LARGE BRICK FIREPLACE
26. 3/4 VIEW OF NORTHERN END OF BUILDING AND TRACKSIDE ELEVATIONS
27. VIEW OF BUILDING LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM ROOFTOP OF MONTGOMERY WARD STORE ACROSS TRACKS (Photo taken in March 1971)
28. VIEW OF TRACKSIDE (WEST) ELEVATION
29. VIEW OF TRACKSIDE (WEST) ELEVATION DURING DEMOLITION (Photo taken in March 1971)
30. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST IRON WINDOW HOOD MOLDING
31. 3/4 VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION DURING DEMOLITION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
32. VIEW OF CENTER PORTION OF BUILDING AFTER DEMOLITION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
33. VIEW OF CENTER PORTION OF BUILDING AFTER DEMOLITION, LOOKING NORTHEAST
34. VIEW OF CENTER PORTION OF BUILDING AFTER DEMOLITION, WITH ONLY BACK WALL STANDING
35. AERIAL VIEW OF STATION AND VICINITY, LOOKING SOUTH
36. AERIAL VIEWS OF STATION AND VICINITY, LOOKING EAST


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