Union Station

F. W. Mobray
1891




When Union Station was built, it was the largest railroad station in the South; it served rail passengers for 117 years until 1976. The Transit Authority now occupies the restored station. It is designed in the Richardson Romanesque style. (See Index for works by H. H. Richardson on this site.) According to a brochure produced by the Transit Authority of River City , it is constructed of "brick faced limestone ashlar quarried in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The trim is Bedford stone, and the roof, trussed with a combination of heavy wood and iron, is covered with slate."
 

Views of the front and entrance

 

Views of the side and of the smaller baggage building to the west of the main building

 

The interior

Stained glass is featured in the skylight of the vaulted ceiling, in several panels, and in the large rose windows. The wainscoting is marble.
 


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