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C&O Passenger Depot

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1889–1890 and later. North end of 2nd Ave., northwest of intersection with Summers St.
  • C&O Passenger Depot (Jennifer McCormick)

One of the C&O's largest passenger depots, Hinton's station was expanded in the early twentieth century after a fire necessitated repairs. The central portion of the three-part brick building rises three stories, with long, two-story wings on both sides. All are covered with hipped roofs. At trackside, one bay of the central portion projects, and a frame secondstory bay window gave the dispatcher a clear view of the tracks in both directions. Below, a shed-roofed porch supported on decorated brackets sheltered passengers. Located below the level of adjacent streets, the depot is practically hidden from most of Hinton. Now cityowned, it occasionally comes to life when railroad excursions pass through. As much as any building in town, this venerable, scarred structure is key to Hinton's identity.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "C&O Passenger Depot", [Hinton, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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