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Art Deco Train Stations (page 1)

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This section focuses on Art Deco era train stations. The enormousness of most of these structures relative to the decline in passenger traffic has led to their destruction or abandonment. In some miraculous cases, they have been adapted for other uses. If you know of any stations not included here, I'd love to hear about them. Enjoy!

former Union Station
Omaha, NE

Omaha's Union Station was built in 1931 and operated until 1971. The building was restored in 1996 and now serves as the Durham Western Heritage Museum. The building is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Pennsylvania Station
Newark, NJ

Newark's Penn Station was designed by McKim, Mead & White (same architects as New York's original Penn Station). The station opened in 1935. It is a Art Deco masterpiece and still fully functioning, well-maintained train station. Plaques around the Main Waiting Room depict the history of transportation, globe lights are encircled by astrological signs, and benches still bear the inlaid logo of the Pennsylvania Rail Road. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal
Fort Worth, TX

The Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal was built in 1931. In addition to the railroad terminal, the building was used for office space and warehouses. In 1957, the railroad vacated the terminal. In 1999, the lobby was restored. The Trinity Railway Express, a commuter train, began operating here in 2001. From 2002-2006, the building was converted into condos. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

former Union Pacific Railroad Depot
Cheyenne, WY

The former Union Pacific Railroad Depot was built in 1887. In 1929, the interior was remodeled in the Art Deco style. The building now houses the Cheyenne Depot Museum. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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