Laurel Railroad StationEdit profile
Laurel is a historic passenger rail station on the MARC Camden Line in Laurel, Maryland, between Union Station in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore's Camden Station.
The Laurel Railroad Station was originally constructed in 1884, for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The architect was E. Francis Baldwin. The structure is constructed of brick, and is one and a half stories, modified rectangle in form with overhanging gabled and hipped roof sections with brackets and terra cotta cresting, and an interior chimney. There is a louvered lunette in one gable, stick work in another, and fish-scale shingling under truncated hipped section; shed shelter, segmental arched openings. It is Queen Anne in style.
Laurel station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, (although one source claims it was 1972) and was reopened into a MARC station when the Camden Line was established.
A fire gutted the interior of the station, and damaged its roof and brick walls, in January 1992.
Laurel station is in the process of having its platforms rebuilt as part of a stimulus funding program announced by Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Martin O'Malley at the station in February 2009.