Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cincinnati Union Terminal
The Cincinnati Union Terminal opened in March 1933 and integrated rail travel in the city, which previously operated from five separate passenger terminals. Built when rail travel was already in decline, Union Terminal stopped operating as a passenger railroad station in 1972. Only during WWII was the terminal used to capacity with as many as 34,000 people travelling through the building daily in 1944. As part of preservation efforts, 14 mosaics depicting Cincinnati industry of the 1930s by Winold Reiss were saved from the concourse and moved to the Greater Cincinnati Airport. The restored Union Terminal became a Museum Center in November 1990 with the opening of the renovated Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and new Cincinnati History Museum. Cincinnati Union Terminal has been described as one of the most outstanding examples of Art Deco train stations in the nation and was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Erected 2002 by Cincinnati Museum Center and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 26-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 6.566′ N, 84° 32.215′ Click for map. Marker is at the former departing (southern) public transportation portal of Cincinnati Union Terminal, now the Cincinnati Museum Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Home Field of First Pro Baseball Team (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John James Audubon in Cincinnati (about 400 feet away); Laurel-Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gamble House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Betts House, 1804 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gaines High School / Peter H. Clark (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Washington Williams (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . .
1. Cincinnati Union Terminal. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Diamond Jubilee" Union Terminal 75 Years" ::. Many hot buttons with photos and videos of the Cincinnati Union Terminal in its historical place of the Cincinnati area. Well worth checking out. (Submitted on November 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Cincinnati Union Terminal *** (added 1972 - - #72001018)
1301 Western Ave. , Cincinnati
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Fellheimer & Wagner
♦ Architectural Style: Art Deco
♦ Area of Significance: Art, Architecture, Transportation
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
♦ Current Function: Transportation
♦ Current Sub-function: Rail-Related
— Submitted May 24, 2011.
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,655 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 24, 25, 26. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 27. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.