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

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

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Summary

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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-11
Survey number: HAER MD-14
Building/structure dates: 1875 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Baldwin, E Francis
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Location

Point of Rocks Estates39.27409, -77.53208
Google Map of 39.274094, -77.5320776
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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