B & O Railroad Station in the 1880s

We found this at the Library of Congress, and it shows the old B&O Railroad Station where President Garfield was assassinated.

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Exterior of old Pennsylvania Station, 6th & B Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., as it appeared in the 1880's showing street traffic in front and insert of interior
Exterior of old Pennsylvania Station, 6th & B Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., as it appeared in the 1880’s showing street traffic in front and insert of interior

Source: Library of Congress

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  • Gregg

    The train station you are showing is actually the B&P station, not the B&O. The Baltimore & Potomac was a subsidiary (and in essence a paper entity) of the much larger Pennsylvania Railroad. President Garfield was shot at this station.

    The Baltimore & Ohio station was several blocks away at New Jersey Ave and C Street NW.

  • Paul Wilson

    This is the B&P station, not the B&O. The B&O station stood at New Jersey Ave. and C St NW.