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C&O Passenger Depot

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1896. 1917, expanded. 1956, remodeled. 1990s, restored. Railroad Ave. adjacent to C&O tracks

This extraordinarily well-preserved frame station incorporates elements from a standard 1892 design that the C&O used for combination passenger and freight depots in small towns. (The later C&O station in Marlinton in Pocahontas County [ PC2] is based on the same plans.) The Alderson depot has board-andbatten siding, and its central section rises above two long wings. Eastlake trim decorates its many shallow gables, and the roof, supported by brackets, extends well beyond the walls. Polygonal bays mark the center of both trackside and street facades. The trackside bay allows the stationmaster to look both ways down the tracks; the latter seems to have been simply an architectural amenity.

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Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "C&O Passenger Depot", [Alderson, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-MO22.

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