Nashville Union Station and Trainshed

Also known as: Louisville & Nashville Railroad:Nashville Union Station and
Broadway and 10th Ave., Nashville, Tennessee

Photos 

Union Station

1. north side and west front

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

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 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1969
Reference number
69000178
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Pratt truss
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Rail-related
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1898; 1900
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

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