Union Station - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.567 W 096° 48.450
14S E 705350 N 3628595
Quick Description: Opened in 1916, the Beaux-Arts Union Station was renovated to serve as an events space and intermodal center. It is used by DART light rail, TRE commuter trains, local buses and Amtrak.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2019 4:25:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM11569
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
NRHP Nomination Form

"Designed by the noted Chicago architect Jarvis Hunt in 1914, the building was completed and opened to the travelling public in October, 1916.

During the years prior to the construction of a passenger facility for all of Dallas' railroads, the city was served by nine lines using five depots. Preliminary studies for a single station began in 1905, leading to a proposal for two stations to accommodate all the railroads except the St. Louis Southwestern. The citizens of Dallas, which numbered 140,000, disapproved of this plan, and in 1912 the Union Terminal Company was organized to construct a single facility. Stock in the company was owned equally by the member railroads: the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe; the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf; the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas, the St. Louis, San Francisco &, Texas; the Houston & Texas Central; the St. Louis Southwestern; the Trinity & Brazos Valley; and the Texas & Pacific. The Texas St New Orleans Railroad also entered the terminal as a tenant line."

Artist: Jarvis Hunt

Address:
400 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202


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