Union Station

wings, W. E. Taylor, 1881; concourse: Gove & Walsh, 1914




The original 1881 Victorian structure survives in the flanking wings; the central section was added after a fire and with no attempt to unify the styles or the masonry. The Beaux Arts style of the new building was influenced by the "City Beautiful" movement and was common for many of the railroad stations of the early twentieth century.(See, for example, Union Station in Richmond Virginia or Union Station in Washington D. C.)

The grand facade with triple windows on the second story (piano nobile)

 
 

Keystone and archivolt details for one of the three grand windows; decorative metal awning

 

The standard public clock--with orange and neon signage from a later date

 

The outer bay (flanking the three central windows) and details

 
 

Details of the outermost bay and roof detail from the side

 

View of the side with train tracks





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