Ellicott City, Maryland
Project type: Cultural
Tags: Historic Restoration
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The historic Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station has the unique distinction of being the oldest railroad station in America.
The station is currently owned and operated by the Howard County Government and the agency was successful in securing funding through an ISTEA grant to restore character defining historic features that had been lost over time. One of the main components of the restoration work was the re-creation of the original timber turntable along with the engine house stone archway entrance; both of which had been removed from the site more than 100-years ago. The re-created turntable has been connected to existing, active train tracks, enabling the Museum to re-enact the original journey of the “Tom Thumb” steam engine travels from Baltimore City to Ellicott
The restoration work executed by Gant Brunnett Architects was honored with the prestigious “Maryland Historical Trust-Preservation Project Award”.