A Record of Building the Oakland Train Station - from The Republican, 1884-85
- April 12, 1884 - "The old depot building at Oakland has been taken down and the material removed to Mr. Weber's garden farm near Oakland, where it will be used in the construction of hot houses. When will we get the new depot building ?"
- May 24, 1884 - "The B&O RR Co. Propose to build a bridge across Little Yough at the foot of Oak Street, to connect with the Oakland Hotel grounds. The lumber is already on the ground."
- June 21, 1884 - "It is said that the new depot building at Oakland will be erected at once."
- June 28, 1884 - "Work was commenced on the new depot building at Oakland this week. The work will be pushed rapidly until the building is completed."
- August 30, 1884 - "The foundation for the new depot in Oakland, a massive piece of stone work, will be completed next week."
- September 20, 1884 - "The B&O RR Co. intend to erect four cottages in the rear of the hotel [Deer Park] for summer visitors, and Vice-President Robert Garrett will have a summer residence between his father's and his brother's cottages."
- [Sept. 26, 1884 - John W. Garrett died at Deer Park.]
- October 4, 1884 - "Work was resumed on the new depot building at Oakland Monday and the building will be completed in a short time."
- January 17, 1885 - "The new depot at Oakland is completed with the exception of plastering, which will probably not be done until spring. A large force of carpenters are now engaged in laying new platforms."
Thanks to Bob Shaffer for doing the research for this!
Do you remember Weber's Greenhouses?