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

Pennsylvania (Baltimore & Potomac) Station in Washington

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.

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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