Wolf Run Studio - Railroad Depots
Bill Harrah
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. . . RAILROAD DEPOTS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Manassas Depot
Manassas, Virginia

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In 1851 the Orange & Alexandria line intersected with the Manassas Gap Railroad, forming a junction town. This critical railway junction affected the outcome of the first major battle of Manassas. Just hours before the battle, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard began to receive reinforcements by train from General Joseph E. Johnston's army at Winchester. By Sunday morning, when heavy fighting began, four of Johnston's brigades had reached Manassas. By afternoon the Confederates had driven off Union troops in the First Battle of Manassas.

Manassas has had five depots, three of which have been at the current location. The present depot, which was built in 1914, partially incorporates the walls of an earlier depot that burned in 1912. It is a one story brick structure with a ceramic tiled roof. The roof, which flows into wide eaves, is supported by brackets and posts. An octagonal turret with tiny dormers is located in the center of the station's roof.

The current depot was rehabilitated in 1997 as a visitor center, exhibit gallery, and passenger waiting area. It is a focal point for the Manassas community.

Text © 1996 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1996 Bill Harrah

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