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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Harpers Ferry Station, Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, WV



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Location
Potomac Street, Harpers%252BFerry, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-86
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N963).
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1913 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Significance: The train station at Harpers Ferry provides an excellent opportunity to study the relationship between railroad engineering and railroad economics. Designed by architect E. Francis Baldwin, the station was built as the finishing touch on a series of improvements made to the main line at Harpers Ferry from 1892-1894. The station was moved from its original location to its present site in 1931 during a second round of improvements. Both sets of improvements were made during periods of economic uncertainty and both significantly modified the historic landscape of Harpers Ferry. The station is historically significant today, not only for its association with a notable architect, but also because it continues a long record of service for the region's rail passengers.

Subjects
Railroad Stations


Related Names
Baldwin, E. Francis
Latrobe, Benjamin
Bollman, Wendell
Sisson, William Lee
Penncoyd Bridge & Construction Company
McLean, James
Key, Kristian S., Delineator
Girouard, Paul M., Delineator
Olah, Xenia, Delineator
Lee, Andrew, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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