: This photograph is an interior view of the Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio. A newsstand, located in the rotunda, occupies the foreground of the image. Beyond the newsstand is a wide concourse with benches in the rear. The area immediately surrounding the newsstand includes various service windows (beverages, food, tobacco, tickets, etc.) Two huge murals decorate the walls on either side of the service area.
Although planning discussions for a new terminal begin in the 1900s, the project was delayed by floods, World War I, and inter-railroad squabbles. Union Terminal was dedicated on March 31, 1933. The building ended its role as a railroad terminal in 1972; however, the city purchased it in 1975 to ensure its preservation. After experimenting with various options, the city and local organizations gave the historic building a new life as the Cincinnati Museum Center, which is home to several museums and other attractions, in 1990.
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: AL06190 Subjects
: Railroads--Buildings and structures; Art Deco; Architecture--Ohio--Cincinnati--Pictorial works; Cincinnati (Ohio); Trains Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)