Honoring the Railroad History of Brunswick

The B&O Railyard was a major part of the development of the City of Brunswick. The WB Tower, built around 1910, controlled the train traffic for the railroad and is currently still situated along the tracks. The City plans to move the iconic tower to the heart of Railroad square to site near the historic B&O caboose and historic Brunswick Train Station. The City plans to raise public awareness of the role of the building in the history of the community as they move the structure and undertake its restoration.


Partners: City of Brunswick, Smart Growth Maryland

The Problem

The WB Tower, built around 1910, controlled the train traffic for the railroad and is currently still situated along the tracks. It’s location nearby the active tracks makes safe access and interpretation a challenge.

The Fix

The City plans to move the iconic tower to the heart of Railroad Square, a gathering site near a historic B&O caboose and historic Brunswick Train Station. Preservation Maryland will work with the City to help coordinate the Tower’s relocation and to raise awareness of Brunswick’s railroad history.

RESOURCES

City of Brunswick Master Plan
City of Brunswick

Exploring Brunswick Through the Eyes of Lifetime Residents & Champions, Norm and Karen Cornelius
Preservation Maryland

Annual Brunswick Railroad Days
City of Brunswick

A Brief History of Brunswick
Greater Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce

1978
Brunswick Historic District
Maryland Historical Trust
National Register Historic District

Brunswick Railway Station
Maryland Historical Trust Easement

1994
Brunswick Turntable
Maryland Historical Trust
National Register Eligibility Form

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