Baltimore & Ohio Train Depot, 1835

Title

Baltimore & Ohio Train Depot, 1835

Description

The brick Baltimore and Ohio Railway Depot stood at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Second Street on lots formerly occupied by a cabinet maker and a boarding house. Fitted with offices, living rooms, and a waiting room, an agent and a staff of fewer than half a dozen men managed passenger, baggage and freight. A few thousand people flocked to the station to greet the first trains arriving in 1835, welcomed at the District line by the mayor and the Marine Band. The first passengers were escorted to nearby taverns and hotels for entertainment. Most then, returned to Baltimore, where their journey originated.

Source

Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 27 (1925): 179.

Date

1925

Coverage

Original Format

sketch

Physical Dimensions

593 x 371 px

Description

The brick Baltimore and Ohio Railway Depot stood at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Second Street on lots formerly occupied by a cabinet maker and a boarding house. Fitted with offices, living rooms, and a waiting room, an agent and a staff of fewer than half a dozen men managed passenger, baggage and freight. A few thousand people flocked to the station to greet the first trains arriving in 1835, welcomed at the District line by the mayor and the Marine Band. The first passengers were escorted to nearby taverns and hotels for entertainment. Most then, returned to Baltimore, where their journey originated.

Date

1925

Coverage

1830-1859

Source

Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 27 (1925): 179.