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President Street Station in blizzard


View of President Street Station in Baltimore, Maryland, during the Great Blizzard of 1899, also known as the Great Arctic Outbreak and the St. Valentine's Day Blizzard, which hit the eastern United States on February 13, 1899. During the storm, 15.5 inches of snow fell in Baltimore, with winds of 30 miles per hour and temperatures of 7-9 °F. This added to snow that had accumulated the previous week, leaving a total of 32.1 inches of snow on the ground. The President Street Railroad station, located near the Little Italy neighborhood, is the oldest surviving big city railroad terminal in the United States. The Greek revival building opened on February 18, 1850, and featured a brick head house with a distinctive arched roof and a 208-foot-long barrel vaulted train shed over the tracks.






4.5 x 7.75 inches


1 print (from group of 4)

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