Union Station

Intersection of Massachusetts and Louisiana Aves. and 1st St., NE., Washington, District of Columbia

Photos 

GENERAL VIEW, SOUTH FRONT (1968)

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Key element in the McMillan Commission's plan to redevelop Washington following City Beautiful precepts. Was designed to centralize and consolidate train access to Washington, while at the time providing a monumental, impressive introduction to the city for arriving visitors. Architect Burnham was the "father of the City Beautiful planning movement in America. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1969
Reference number
69000302
Area of significance
Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Rail-related
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1903; 1908

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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