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).
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.
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.
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
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
Local Number: (740) 393-9577
Special Hours: Available for rent.
Accepted Forms of Payment