HISTORIC PRESERVATION OF RAILROAD RELATED STRUCTURES

After citing the loss of the Queen City Station Hotel in Cumberland, Maryland as an example of what can happen due to lack of funding and grass roots support, several railroad-related structures that were saved are mentioned. Among them are Bolleman's Bridge in Maryland, built in 1869 and the only remaining example of a design which facilitated the rapid expansion of early American railroads; the Aurora Roundhouse and Back Shops in Aurora, Illinois, built in 1856 and the oldest roundhouse in the U.S.: and the Reading Railroad Terminal in Philadelphia, built in 1891-93 and the longest single span arched roof train shed in the world. A proposal has been made to convert the last-named structure into a multi-use shopping-office complex.

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  • Accession Number: 00194748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM