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Maryland, Town of Oakland Historical Markers

 
1884 Oakland Train Station Marker image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 17, 2020
1884 Oakland Train Station Marker
1 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — 1884 Oakland Train Station
Given the architectural design term "Queen Ann Style" by its architect E. Francis Baldwin, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's "1884 Oakland Train Station" is the third building to occupy this location. The first station was a small, square two-story . . . Map (db m399) HM
2 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — 1920 Baldwin Steam Locomotive
This 1920 locomotive was originally built by the Baldwin Locomotive works for the Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad in Mississippi. The locomotive originally carried the number 40, but was changed to #76 in 1925, when it was leased to the . . . Map (db m135601) HM
3 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — 1920 Baldwin Steam Locomotive
This 1920 locomotive was originally built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad in Arkansas. The locomotive originally carried the number 40, but was changed to #76 in 1925, when it was leased to the . . . Map (db m199475) HM
4 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — A Bit of History - The Fireside
The large stone fireplace that now stands like a sentinel along the railroad tracks is a solitary reminder of Oakland's colorful hey-day. In the late 1800’s the area from here to the B&O station was a virtual beehive of activity. With twelve . . . Map (db m204239) HM
5 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Garrett County Courthouse
The domed building on the hill to your right is the Garrett County Courthouse. Built in 1907 in a classical Greek style and designed by Architect J. Riley Gordon, this is the second building in Oakland to be called the Garrett County Courthouse. The . . . Map (db m487) HM
6 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Garrett Memorial Church(St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church)
Directly behind you, John W. Garrett built Garrett Memorial Church in 1869 as a memorial to his brother Henry S. Garrett who died in 1867. The site was originally chosen by his brother for a church, but he died before steps could be taken to build . . . Map (db m467) HM
7 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Oakland, the B&O, and the Jones/Imboden Raid
In many ways the Town of Oakland owes its early development as one of Garrett County's largest towns and as the county seat to the arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. In 1851 the railroad meandered through the Youghiogheny Glades on its way . . . Map (db m153147) HM
8 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Our Benefactors
When the Oakland B&O Museum was established in 2013 the organizers hoped some day to acquire an authentic steam locomotive for display in front of the 1884 Oakland Train Station. This dream came to fruition in 2017/2018, beginning with a surprise . . . Map (db m153139) HM
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9 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Railroad Street
In the late 1800's there were twelve passenger trains a day stopping at the Oakland train station, and hordes of vacationers flooding the town. Perhaps the busiest section of Oakland was Railroad Street, which ran parallel to the tracks between . . . Map (db m167585) HM
10 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — The Commercial Hotel and the William James Hotel
In the late 1800's John W. Garrett, President of the B&O Railroad, began promoting the Oakland/Deer Park area as one of the premier vacation resorts in the country. With twelve passenger trains arriving in Oakland daily there was an ever-increasing . . . Map (db m139001) HM
11 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — The First Garrett County Courthouse
On December 4, 1872, following a public vote by the residents of Western Maryland, Governor William Pinkney Whyte issued a proclamation establishing a new county, created out of the western-most portion of Allegany County. The new county was named . . . Map (db m68886) HM
12 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — The Glades Hotel
Facing the railroad tracks directly in front of you was the Glades Hotel. Deriving its name from the nearby area called “Youghiogheny Glades,” the Glades Hotel was built in the mid-1850’s by Perry Lyle directly across the tracks from . . . Map (db m468) HM
13 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — The Kildow Mill
On this site the Kildow Mill, the location of a grist mill since 1830. The original mill was built at this bend in the Little Youghiogheny River, by Murry Thayer for Isaac McCarty who owned several hundred acres of land in the area. The mill . . . Map (db m138989) HM
14 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — The Loar Mansion
The Loar family was a pioneer family in what is now Garrett County, known for their community involvement and philanthropy. Jacob Loar (d.1827), the German ancestor, came to America in 1774. After the Revolutionary War he bought property around . . . Map (db m139059) HM
15 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — The Oakland Hotel
Early in the 1870's, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad realized an asset to its passenger train service would be having a resort hotel in this area. First, it built the Deer Park Hotel in 1873, which proved so successful that in 1875 they started . . . Map (db m68876) HM
16 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — The Opera House
In the late 1800's John W. Garrett, President of the B&O Railroad, began promoting the Oakland/Deer Park area as one of the premier vacation resorts in the country. With twelve passenger trains arriving in Oakland daily, and an ever-increasing flow . . . Map (db m138987) HM
17 Maryland, Garrett County, Oakland — Tradition of Washington Spring
The flat land beside the little Youghiogheny River on the western edge of Oakland has two items of historic interest. First, it contains a spring, and according to tradition, George Washington stopped at the spring on the morning of September 26, . . . Map (db m68806) HM
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