Sykesville in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Honoring the B&O railroad's premier architect
In 1949 passenger service was discontinued here. In the 1990s the building was donated to the Town of Sykesville. Original colors were restored and deteriorated wood elements replaced. Later a kitchen was added to refit the station for commercial use as a restaurant.
From 1872-1900, Ephraim Francis Baldwin (1837-1916) served as the chief architect for the B&O Railroad. Baldwin also designed churches, schools, seminaries, and hospitals. Of more than 500 structures he designed, most were located in and around Baltimore. Many are still standing.
Baldwin's much-photographed 1875 Victorian-style station at Point of Rocks, MD, exemplifies the architect's distinctive style.
Baldwin designed this station's chimneys to resemble the smokestack of an old steam locomotive.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority, Maryland Main Street, Sykesville Main Street.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 39° 21.859′ N, 76° 58.143′ W. Marker is in Sykesville, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 851) and Baldwin Drive, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7615 Main Street, Sykesville MD 21784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station (here, next to this marker); Sykesville (a few steps from this marker); St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town House (about 500 feet away); The Strawbridge Home for Boys (about 700 feet away); The Sykesville Bypass Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Historic Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sykesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.