Union Railway Car Barn

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Union Railway Car Barn
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Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′19.4″N71°05′11.1″W / 42.372056°N 71.086417°W / 42.372056; -71.086417 Coordinates: 42°22′19.4″N71°05′11.1″W / 42.372056°N 71.086417°W / 42.372056; -71.086417
Built 1869
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Cambridge MRA
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Added to NRHP April 13, 1982

The Union Railway Car Barn is an historic building at 613-621 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a large brick 2 12-story building, with a distinctive round-arch central window and a stepped brick cornice. Its ground floor has been converted to a retail storefront. It was built in 1869 to house the horse-drawn streetcars of the Union Railway Company, founded in 1855. It is the only surviving car barn of three built by the company in Cambridge, and a rare surviving element of the city's 19th-century transportation infrastructure. [2]

Cambridge, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

See also

National Register of Historic Places listings in Cambridge, Massachusetts Wikimedia list article

This is a list of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.

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