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Cincinnati Union Terminal

 
 
Cincinnati Union Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Cincinnati Union Terminal Marker
Inscription.
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′ 
Cincinnati Union Terminal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Cincinnati Union Terminal and Marker
W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. 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.) 
 
Additional comments.
Cincinnati Union Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. Cincinnati Union Terminal Marker
At former departing public transportation portal for trollies, taxi cabs, and busses.
1. National Register of Historic Places:

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.

 
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Cincinnati Union Terminal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. Cincinnati Union Terminal
Cincinnati Union Terminal and water fountains image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2011
5. Cincinnati Union Terminal and water fountains
National Register of Historic Places: Cincinnati Union Terminal *** (added 1972 - - #72001018)
Ohio Historic Civil Engineering Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
6. Ohio Historic Civil Engineering Marker
Ohio Council, American Society of Civil Engineer, 1989. Inside terminal entrance.
The Illumination of the Facade of Union Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
7. The Illumination of the Facade of Union Terminal Marker
Inside terminal entrance.
William L. Mallory, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
8. William L. Mallory, Sr. Marker
Born just blocks from here in Cincinnati's West End, William L. Mallory, Sr., served the people of Ohio for 28 years in the Ohio House of Representatives where his colleagues elected him the first African American Majority Leader.

Mr. Mallory worked tirelessly to save Union Terminal and to transform it into Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. He has remained an enthusiastic advocate and good friend ever since.

This plaque dedicated on August 30, 2007

Marker is inside terminal entrance.
Cincinnati Union Terminal Architect Block image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
9. Cincinnati Union Terminal Architect Block
On entrance facade of terminal.
Cincinnati Union Terminal Information Booth image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
10. Cincinnati Union Terminal Information Booth
Cincinnati Union Terminal "To Trains" Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
11. Cincinnati Union Terminal "To Trains" Sign
Cincinnati Union Terminal Officers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
12. Cincinnati Union Terminal Officers
Cincinnati Union Terminal Ticket Window image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
13. Cincinnati Union Terminal Ticket Window
Cincinnati Union Terminal Time Capsule Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
14. Cincinnati Union Terminal Time Capsule Marker
On entry facade, near "cornerstone."
Cincinnati Union Terminal Time Capsule Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
15. Cincinnati Union Terminal Time Capsule Marker
On wall inside terminal entrance.
Cincinnati Union Terminal Concourse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
16. Cincinnati Union Terminal Concourse
View from Cincinnati Union Terminal Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
17. View from Cincinnati Union Terminal Entrance
Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
18. Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural
Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
19. Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural
Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
20. Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural
Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
21. Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural
Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
22. Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural
Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
23. Cincinnati Union Terminal Mural
Cincinnati Union Terminal Upstairs Tower A ,Routing Board image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2011
24. Cincinnati Union Terminal Upstairs Tower A ,Routing Board
Cincinnati Union Terminal , Tower A view of an north bound freight into Depot Yards image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2011
25. Cincinnati Union Terminal , Tower A view of an north bound freight into Depot Yards
Cincinnati Union Terminal Tower A view of the Locomotives in the Yards image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2011
26. Cincinnati Union Terminal Tower A view of the Locomotives in the Yards
Cincinnati Union Terminal image. Click for full size.
circa 1935
27. Cincinnati Union Terminal
 
 
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