Union Station — ca. 1916

by Paula Bosse

union-station_ca-1916_dmn-archives_frontier-top-tierA century ago… (click to see larger image)

by Paula Bosse

A new Union Station, bustling with activity, as seen across a scrubby vacant lot which, today, is the home of the Dallas Morning News building at S. Houston and Young. See the view today, here.

The photo shows the baggage shed which used to be on the south side of the building as well as the passenger bridge heading to and from the trains, with steps leading down to the platforms. See the details on the Sanborn map from 1921 here.

Union Station has weathered some difficult times and suffered from neglect after the golden age of train travel ended, but after recent extensive renovation/restoration, the historic landmark looks as good as new!

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Photo from the Dallas Morning News archives, reproduced in the book Frontier to Top Tier (2010, Pediment Publishing).

See a timeline on the history of Union Station from the Watermelon Kid site, here.

Union Station website is here.

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Copyright © 2017 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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