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C&O Depot (Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Passenger Station and Freight Depot)

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Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Passenger Station and Freight Depot
1908; 2007 restored. 149 S. Maple Ave.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This Mission Revival stuccoed brick passenger station, with a deep bracketed cornice, hipped red tile roof, quatrefoil windows, and arched lobby door and window openings, dominates the railroad complex. Its styling recalls that of a station (see AU2) of 1905 designed by T. J. Collins for the C&O line in Staunton. Adjacent is an earlier one-story brick building, now the freight depot, which prior to 1915 served as Covington's passenger station. The freight depot features a clipped gable roof with deep eaves supported by metal brackets and walls highlighted by a quarry-faced stone belt course punctuated by arched freight door openings. Passenger service ceased in 1971 and, after standing empty for several years, the building was restored and is now used for community events. Acorn Construction was responsible for the exterior restoration.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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