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Laurel in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Laurel Railroad Depot

 
 
Laurel Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Edward A. Gordon, January 31, 2006
1. Laurel Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. Built by The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1884, this "American Queen Anne" structure continues in daily use. The architect, Francis H. Baldwin, also designed the rear wing of the State House in Annapolis. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
 
Erected 1982 by Laurel Historical Society, Justice Gabriel Duval Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Brig. Gen. Rezin Beall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the City of Laurel.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.161′ N, 76° 50.507′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is one block east of 2nd Street (U.S. Route 1). Marker is in this post office area: Laurel MD 20707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Telegram (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurel: Half-way between Baltimore and Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital
Laurel Railroad Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Edward A. Gordon, January 31, 2006
2. Laurel Railroad Depot and Marker
MARC trains stop at Laurel. The station is on the Camden Line. CSX freights also pass through here. This is on the CSX Capitol Subdivision.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Avondale Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
 
More about this marker. The marker was erected on May 8, 1982, by The Laurel Historical Society; Justice Gabriel Duvall Chapter, DAR; Brig. Gen. Rezin Beall Chapter, DAR; City of Laurel.
 
Also see . . .
1. Laurel Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot. (Submitted on February 2, 2006.)
2. Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
3. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
4. Royal Blue Line. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
5. Royal Blue Line: The Classic B&O Train Between Washington and New York. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
6. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
7. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
8. Baltimore and Ohio's Capitol Limited and National Limited (Great Passenger Trains). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
9. Route of the National Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 1). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
10. Route of the Capitol Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 2). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
11. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, The Nation's First Railroad 1828 - 1853. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
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Books about the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad include:

Harwood, Herbert H (1979). Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland (Barnard Roberts and Company, Baltimore)

Harwood, Herbert H (1990). Royal Blue Line (Kalmbach Publishing Company, Milwaukee)

Harwood, Herbert H (1994). Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994 (Barnard Roberts and Company, Baltimore)

Harwood, Herbert H and Courtney B. Wilson (2002) Royal Blue Line: The Classic B & O Train Between Washington and New York (John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore)
    — Submitted September 19, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. B&O
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Laurel Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Edward A. Gordon, January 31, 2006
3. Laurel Railroad Depot
Laurel Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Edward A. Gordon, January 31, 2006
4. Laurel Railroad Depot
Arriving at the Laurel Depot image. Click for full size.
By Edward A. Gordon, January 31, 2006
5. Arriving at the Laurel Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2006, by Edward A. Gordon of Columbia, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,256 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2006, by Edward A. Gordon of Columbia, Maryland.   5. submitted on February 6, 2006, by Edward A. Gordon of Columbia, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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