Branding the B&O

Branding the B&O (HM1CC1)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.471', W 77° 43.873'

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Passengers in the late 1800s would have instantly recognized this building as the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad station. Known for their distinctive style and red-and-brown color scheme, the B&O designed their stations to give customers a comfortable feeling of familiarity and dependability. The Harpers Ferry station has served travelers since 1894 and continues to serve them today.

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Architect Ephraim Francis Baldwin designed standardized station layouts for the B&O, offering additional custom options like fancy trimwork and roof bracketing.

Originally located near The Point, the train station was moved here in 1931. The station had lost its tower and was in disrepair by 2000. The National Park Service restored the station in 2005. A few sections were left unpainted to show the station's condition before the restoration.
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HM NumberHM1CC1
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264565 N 4356347
Decimal Degrees39.32451667, -77.73121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.471', W 77° 43.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 28.26" N, 77° 43' 52.38" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 Potomac St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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