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B & O Railroad Depot Mount Vernon

The restoration of Mount Vernon’s Baltimore & Ohio Railroad depot began in the early summer of 2001 when a local resident, Phil Samuell, approached Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis about the possibility of the City purchasing the depot and restoring it.

The City bought the depot from CSX Transportation of Jacksonville, Fla., in 2002. In 2003, several contracts were awarded to repair, restore, clean and paint the exterior woodwork, repair the quarry tile roof, and replace broken glass (more than 40 panes).

Throughout 2004 and 2005, various projects were completed. In 2006, major work began on the interior of building, including all new electric, plumbing and the installation of a geo-thermal heating and air conditioning system. Insulation was added to the stone base and in the attic.

The Carpenter’s Sons of Gambier were brought in to complete the interior restoration, including woodwork, floors, doors, painting, and the design and completion of the catering kitchen.

A grand opening was held October 18-21, 2007 where the public was invited to tour the building. The Ohio Central Railroad donated a 4-6-2 steam locomotive for the occasion, which sat in front of the station the entire weekend.

Today, this beautiful, historic venue is available for receptions, business events, and other activities. Be sure to stop by to see the model train display throughout the holiday season!

B&O Railroad Depot
507 West High Street

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 393-9577

Special Hours: Available for rent.





Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Check



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