City of Laurel Walking Tour - Site 32 - B&O Railroad Station
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N 39° 06.163' W 76° 50.506' (WGS84)
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Location: United States > Maryland
Cache Type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date Hidden: 20 February 2012
Date Created: 21 February 2012
Last Modified: 09 March 2012
This the second in a series of various types of caches, centered around the the City of Laurel Walking Tour (CLWT). The walking tour highlights various historic sites in the city and was launched in 2006 as a cooperative effort between the City of Laurel and the Laurel Museum.
Site 32 - B&O Railroad Station
From the CLWT brochure - Charles Carroll of Carrolllton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, initiated construction of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad in 1829. A stretch was laid through Laurel in 1835. In 1884, the Queen Anne style station, designed by well-known archictect Francis Baldwin, was built. It has been in continuous use ever since.
At the listed coordinates, you will find an historic marker that reads:
Built by The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1884, this "American Queen Anne" structure continues in daily use. The architect, Francis H. Baldwin, also designed the rear wing of the State House in Annapolis.
The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Erected on May 8, 1982
The Laurel Historical Society,
Justice Gabriel Duval Chapter, DAR;
Brig. Gen. Rezin Beall Chapter, DAR;
City of Laurel
1. Visit the site in person.
2. Enter the Log Password
3. Post a photo of you (or your GPS, if your shy) at the depot.
Near the historic marker, you will find a bench. Along the side of the bench, there will be some words. The first one is your Log Password.
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