Nashville Union Station and Trainshed

Also known as: Louisville & Nashville Railroad:Nashville Union Station and Trainshed; Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection
Broadway and 10th Ave., Nashville, Tennessee


Union Station

1. north side and west front

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress


Street View 


Completed in 1900, Nashville's Union Station is one of the city's unique and inspired historic architectural landmarks and remains a source of civic pride. The magnificent terminal and office building was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style by Richard Montfort, then Chief Engineer of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway companies, the monumental and opulent Union Station speaks of the power and prestige of the railroads in Nashville and Middle Tennessee in the latter part of the nineteenth century. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TN-21) Trainshed demolished.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1969
Reference number
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Pratt truss
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1898; 1900
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • December 10, 2018: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • January 26, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller