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Photo credit: Nancy Kurtz, 05/2000
Union Bridge Station
Inventory No.: CARR-13
Date Listed: 11/7/1976
Location: 41 N. Main Street (MD 35) , Union Bridge, Carroll County
Category: Building
Period/Date of Construction: 1902
Description: The Union Bridge Station of the Western Maryland Railway Company is located on the north end of Main Street, Union Bridge, Maryland. The station's two buildings are arranged with their south fa├žades lengthwise fronting the railroad tracks. Midway between them is a small, square-shaped, wood-frame baggage room. The shed-style platform roof, supported with ornamental scroll brackets, limestone braces, and pendants, connects all three buildings. The two main buildings are sever bays long and two bays deep. Executed in American common bond, they rest on patterned ashlar foundations with a smooth granite water table. Both have inside end chimneys and pitched roofs covered with silver glazed tile known as "fox tile." Significance: Built in 1902, Union Bridge Station is representative of the rural railway stations constructed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The style and fabric of the structure are typical of the eclectic ideas found in the architecture of that period. For example, the passenger depot displays elements of the Greek Revival style, but is overtly transformed by the Victorian influences found on both buildings. Relatively unchanged from the time it was built, Union Bridge Station is a statement of the tastes of a prior generation.

 

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