The Coal & Coke Railway, based in West Virginia, built this two-story Romanesque Revival train depot in 1914 to provide passenger services and management offices. The depot and railyard ignited interest in the town, which was located at the halfway point for the rail line that connected Charleston, West Virginia, and Elkins, West Virginia, both of which were main terminals where the Baltimore & Ohio railway linked to major cities.
The Town of Gassaway grew quickly because of the railway's development. The depot was used for passenger and freight service through 1953 and maintenance services until 1988. The building is an example of an early passenger rail station, featuring a rectangular form with pavilions extending from the front and back. The building is of sandstone with red brick upper walls and a ceramic French tile roof.
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