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Union Station

St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri
County of St. Louis (City).
18th and Market Streets
National Register Number: 70000888
Resource type: Building.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: MO-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Hotel, Restaurants, Shops.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 30, 1970):
Designed by architect Theodore C. Link and erected in 1892-94, Union Station and its Terminal Hotel is the country's finest surviving example of the High Victorian picturesque eclectic style as applied to railroad stations in the 19th century. The adjoining single-vault, steel trainshed, designed by the engineer George H. Pegram to cover 32 tracks, was the largest such structure erected in this country during the last century.

Condition:
The roof and support system of the train shed have undergone structural rehabilitation, along with tuckpointing, rust mitigation, and repainting. RailCruise America has for the past 2 years been operating an 8-car train out of Union Station for dinner trips on Saturdays and Sundays as well as other excursions and charter services. Besides RailCruise, Union Station is not used by other trains.


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