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Baker Art Gallery
Description: A view of Union Station, Columbus, Ohio. The photograph includes a view of the station's ornate arcade along High Street as well as street traffic (automobile, trolley, and horse-drawn wagon or omnibus) and pedestrians. Designed by the famous Chicago architectural firm Daniel H. Burnham and Co., the building was Columbus's third Union Station. It opened in 1897, and the arcade was completed two years later. The station's architectural style, Beaux-Arts Classicism, drew on Burnham's experience designing the World's Columbian Exposition (1893) in Chicago. By the mid-20th century, train ridership had declined sharply, and in October 1976 all but one arch of the ornate facade was demolished. The station continued to offer Amtrak service until April 1977, but it was demolished in September 1978. The surviving arcade arch stands in Dimon McPherson Park, 218 West Street, Columbus. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05772
Subjects: Railroad stations--1910-1920; Railroad stations Ohio; Public buildings--Ohio--Columbus; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Burnham, D.H. (Daniel Hudson), 1846-1912
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)