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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stationmaster's House

 
 
Stationmaster's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
1. Stationmaster's House Marker
Inscription. This building of duplex design housed the Stationmaster in one section and other railroad employees in another. The railroad traditionally provided such housing close to switching yards and depots for its always-on-call employees.

The Stationmaster's responsibilities included collecting freight duty and overseeing the area.

Dating from 1915, the structure now sits at Market Station, only two blocks from its original location beside the tracks of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.737′ N, 77° 33.779′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrison Street and South Street, on the right when traveling west on Harrison Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Log House (a few steps from this marker); McKimmey's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman-Harding Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dairy Barn
Stationmaster's House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
2. Stationmaster's House
(within shouting distance of this marker); Osterburg Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lost Locomotive (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leesburg Freight Station (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,339 times since then and 198 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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