1890 Petition to Keep Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Depot at 6th and B St.

There are always two sides to an issue and below is proof that a large number of Washingtonians wanted to keep the dangerous railroad station at 6th and B Streets NW (where Garfield was shot). Of course, it was eventually demolished in favor of Union Station.

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1890 petition to keep the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad depot
1890 petition to keep the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad depot

Here’s a great old photo of the beautiful station.

 

Pennsylvania (Baltimore & Potomac) Station in Washington
Pennsylvania (Baltimore & Potomac) Station in Washington

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Doug

    So much more elegant that current Union Station!