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Cincinnati Union Terminal

Cincinnati, Ohio
County of Hamilton.
1301 Western Avenue
National Register Number: 72001018
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Transportation - rail - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Museum and terminal.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 5, 1977):
One of the last grand-scale terminals in the Art Deco style, it is also a masterpiece of planning by Paul Cret, architect, who worked with the firm of Fellheimer and Wagner. At the peak of rail traffic, it accomodated 17,000 people and 216 trains daily.

All work planned or under way is in conjunction with or reviewed by preservation architects: George Skarmeas from Philadelphia and Art Hupp from Cincinnati.

Ongoing roof repairs due to water damage. Project 1: Restoration of private dining rooms, plans and specs currently being drawn up will be put up for bid in October 2008.

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