Bridge & Machine Shop
Event Center & Market Project
Current Funding Need: Building insulation, door modifications and electrical upgrades are among improvements that still need to be funded to establish a full-functioning marketplace on the first floor of the Bridge and Machine Shop building.
Help us make this project a reality, make a tax-deductible donation for the "Market-Event Center."
February 2022 Update: Installation of HVAC systems for the building expected to begin this Spring thanks to City of Martinsburg grant funding ($125,000) to the Berkeley County Roundhouse Foundation!
The Martinsburg City Council and Berkeley County Council also awarded matching funds for the October 2020 award of $742,889 in grant funds for construction of an elevator, stairs and concrete floor. An addition for bathrooms has been completed on the back side of the building and a fire suppression system has been installed.
Mirroring the Capitol Market in Charleston, W.Va., our vision is attract year-round tenants and host a seasonal farmers market to provide fresh produce from Berkeley County and the greater Eastern Panhandle region in what is currently a "food desert" in the City of Martinsburg. Combined with must-see historic "edu-tainment" attractions and other community activities, the Marketplace project is anticipated to attract 3,000 people per day and create more than 45 jobs in the first year of operation. Read our Market & Event Center business plan here
This Boxcar was manufactured for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1913. The train car was previously housed at the Interwoven Mill complex in Martinsburg off Winchester Avenue for several years before being transported to the Roundhouse in 2016. The Boxcar is proposed to be used for a museum display, once restored. We accept donor-directed funds specifically for this project. Please specify in the Check memo, or make a donation via PayPal and specify "Boxcar Restoration." Thank you for your support!