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

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

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Summary

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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N963
Survey number: HAER WV-86
Building/structure dates: 1894 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1913 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1930-1931 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Baldwin, E Francis
Latrobe, Benjamin
Bollman, Wendell
Sisson, William Lee
Penncoyd Bridge & Construction Company
McLean, James
Savery, Thomas E
Niernsee & Nielson
Garrett, John W
Pennington, Josias
Empire Construction Company
American Bridge Company
Lang, Philip G
Campbell, Don, sponsor
Dessauer, Peter, sponsor
Hebb, Bill, sponsor
Graves, Matthew, sponsor
Capone, Stephen, sponsor
Marston, Christopher, project manager
Stowell, Walton D, field team project manager
Ravenhorst, John
Parsons, Mia
Brzostowski, Rob, volunteer
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Key, Kristian S, delineator
Girouard, Paul M, delineator
Olah, Xenia, delineator
Lee, Andrew, historian
Lowe, Jet, photographer
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Location

Harpers Ferry39.33051, -77.74670
Google Map of 39.330505, -77.7467036
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