From the Vault: The Waiting Station at Ferris Plaza

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

This forgotten building on the east side of Ferris Plaza used to face Union Station. It was the first thing travelers saw as they emerged from the terminal: an attractive information bureau and a covered place to wait for streetcars and interurbans, which many of these travelers took as they continued their journeys. One could also buy snacks inside and avail oneself of its public “comfort stations.” Almost no one remembers this little brick building, and, I have to say, I really enjoyed researching it! Read the post from 2014 — “Ferris Plaza Waiting Station: 1925-1950” — and see some interesting photos, here.

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