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State wants Aberdeen's B & O Station to be moved to Festival Park area

State wants Aberdeen's B & O Station to be moved to Festival Park area

Maryland's Housing and Community Development Secretary wants Aberdeen's historic B&O Railroad station building to be moved to Festival Park, as part of the ongoing efforts to revitalize the city's downtown.

Kenneth Holt, secretary of Housing and Community Development, told the Aberdeen mayor and city council last week that the state looks forward to investing in the city but said the station is not much use in its current site, along the CSX tracks at West Bel Air Avenue.

"I believe it's the only train station that exists along that line that was built in the 1880s," Holt said about the architecturally significant, Frank Furness designed building, which has not...

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