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Rockville Railroad Station

The Rockville Railroad Station is a historic building located at Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a brick Victorian picturesque structure with some Eastlake detailing, particularly in the roofline and gable decoration.[2]

Rockville Railroad Station in 2017.jpg
Rockville Railroad Station in 2017
  Former services  
Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
Main Line
Amtrak logo no text (1971).png Amtrak
toward Martinsburg
Blue Ridge
Rockville Railroad Station
Rockville Railroad Station is located in Maryland
Rockville Railroad Station
Rockville Railroad Station is located in the US
Rockville Railroad Station
Location 98 Church St., Rockville, Maryland
Coordinates 39°4′58″N 77°8′42″W / 39.08278°N 77.14500°W / 39.08278; -77.14500Coordinates: 39°4′58″N 77°8′42″W / 39.08278°N 77.14500°W / 39.08278; -77.14500
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1873
Architect E. Francis Baldwin
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP reference # 74000961[1]
Added to NRHP July 18, 1974


Rockville station and freight house along tracks in 1978, before relocation

The station was built in 1873, and is one of the few survivors of the many picturesque county stations built along the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and other 19th-century American railroads. The architect was E. Francis Baldwin, who also designed the adjoining freight house, built in 1887.[3] The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It continued to serve as an Amtrak and commuter station until 1981, when the 400-ton station was moved about 50 meters to the south to make way for the Rockville Metro station which replaced it.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Eileen McGuckian (May 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rockville Railroad Station" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ Soderberg, Susan C. (1998), The Met: A History of the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad, Its Stations and Towns, Germantown, MD: Germantown Historical Society, p. 38 
  4. ^ "Rockville Railroad Station (supplement to NRHP submission)" (PDF). November 1986. 

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