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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Point of Rocks Station, Near State Route 28, Point of Rocks, Frederick County, MD



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Location
Near State Route 28, Point of Rocks, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-14
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-11).
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Significance: The elaborate architecture of the Point of Rocks Railroad Station testifies to the significance of the railroad as the dominant institution in post-Civil War America, especially in small towns. Situated at the junction of the B & O's mainline to Baltimore and the branch to Washington, D.C., the station is one of the most picturesque railroad stations in America. Point of Rocks Station dates from 1871 and 1875 and its architectural style is categorized as Victorian-Gothic revival. The station probably was designed by E. Francis Baldwin, who served as architect for other B & O structures during this period. The building has been carefully maintained by the railroad and is a popular subject with model railroaders.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Railroad Stations


Related Names
Baldwin, E. Francis


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. 3/4 VIEW OF STATION, SHOWING TRACKS
2. FRONT (EAST) VIEW OF STATION, SHOWING TRACKS
3. VIEW OF EASTERLY DORMER WINDOW AND BACK OF TOWER
4. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH AND EASTERLY SIDE
5. REMAINS OF PASSENGER WAITING ROOM, LOOKING FROM SOUTH
6. DOORWAY OF FORMER PASSENGER WAITING ROOM, SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING
7. ATTIC ABOVE SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING EAST FROM TOWER SQUARE
8. SIDE VIEW OF STATION, SHOWING RAILROAD TRACKS
9. 3/4 VIEW OF STATION, SHOWING RAILROAD TRACKS
10. SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING
11. INTERIOR DETAIL OF ATTIC ABOVE SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING EAST FROM TOWER SQUARE
12. INTERIOR DETAIL OF TOWER, LOOKING UP
13. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER 14 AERIAL VIEW OF STATION


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