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Sykesville in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baldwin's Station

Honoring the B&O railroad's premier architect

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 19, 2019
1. Baldwin's Station Marker
Inscription.  One of many handsome structures designed by B&O architect E. Francis Baldwin, the station was built in 1884 along the Old Main Line. The building contained a ticket and telegraph office, separate waiting rooms for men and women, and a freight room. Upstairs were five small rooms for the stationmaster and his family.

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.

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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.

Note
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 19, 2019
2. Baldwin's Station Marker
the stained glass, multiple gables, arched window recesses, and decorative brick and wood elements on this Queen Anne-style treasure.

 
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority, Maryland Main Street, Sykesville Main Street.
 
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); Sykesville Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sykesville.
 
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By Larry Gertner, May 14, 2019
3. Baldwin's Station
The tracks are still there, even if passenger service isn't.
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By Larry Gertner, May 14, 2019
4. Baldwin's Station
Next stop... Sykesville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. 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.
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