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Western Maryland Railway Station

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1906–08, John S. Selbert. West side Railroad Ave., on axis with 3rd St.

An architect from Cumberland, Maryland, designed this brick building with sandstone trim and prominent red tile, hipped roof. The Western Maryland Railway was the successor to Henry G. Davis's West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh line, and the station's important axial relation with one of the city's main commercial streets indicates the pivotal role it had in the community. The station served its purpose exactly half a century, until passenger service ceased in 1958. It has been restored to serve as a visitors center and chamber of commerce.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Western Maryland Railway Station", [Elkins, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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