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Union Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 32° 46.572 W 096° 48.435
14S E 705374 N 3628605
Quick Description: This plaque is on Dallas's main rail station.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 1:46:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM3XGN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 29

Long Description:
Marker Number: 6908

Marker Text:
By the early 1900s, Dallas needed a single rail terminal for the numerous railroads serving the city. In 1912 seven rail lines formed the Union Terminal Co. They hired Chicago architect Jarvis Hunt, who designed this neo-classical building with an elegant grand hall on the second floor. The facility officially opened Oct. 14, 1916, at the start of the state Fair. A Dallas landmark, Union Station was a center of community life during the peak years of train travel. RTHL - 1979


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