Curzon Street Station - plaque
Plaque describes when the first train arrive in 1838
A former railway station building from the 19th century. It's the worlds oldest surviving monumental railway architecture.
The station opened in 1838. When New St Station was finished in 1854, Curzon St stopped being a passenger station, put holiday trips continued until 1893. It remained in use until 1966 as a goods station. It was called Birmingham Station until 1852 when they added Curzon St.
It is Grade I listed but isn't in use at the moment.
Curzon Street Station was the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway which started at London Euston.
The line was engineered by Robert Stephenson
After ceasing being a station for passengers, it was later the called British Rail Goods Office. But it hasn't been that in a very long time.
It was formerly listed as the Railway Goods Office.
1838, by Philip Hardwick. The original terminus to the London-Birmingham railway Ashlar. In the Ionic style. Three storeys, 3 bays and austerely cubic. Portico of 4 really giant Ionic columns to the dentilled entablature with attic. Behind, a carved achievement of arms and swags over the glazed tympanum above the great panelled doors and 2 ground floor single windows. The first floor with 2 windows with blind balconys and cornices on brackets. Second floor with 3 windows in flat surrounds. All windows sashes mostly with glazing bars. To the rear, 2 engaged Ionic columns between square piers. To the left, a length of wall with intermittent balustrading.