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Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Union Station

Designed by Daniel J. Patterson

 

—Dedicated on May 20, 1911 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
1. Union Station Marker
Inscription. Restored and rededicated by Sound Transit on October 16, 1999 to link the past and future of public transportation and serve the Central Puget Sound community. Union Station served as the Seattle passenger terminal for the Oregon - Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, Union Pacific Railroad, and Milwaukee Roads lines from 1911 until 1971. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 1974, and is included in the City of Seattle’s International Special Review District and Pioneer Square Preservation District. Union Station was restored and adapted in 1999 to serve as the headquarters of Sound Transit – the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority – and hub for its regional system in cooperation with Union Station Associates. The project was make possible by the vision and tax dollars of the citizens of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, who approve development of a new regional transit system in 1996.
 
Erected 1999 by Sound Transit.
 
Location. 47° 35.937′ N, 122° 19.72′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on South Jackson Street near 4th Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
2. Union Station Marker
The marker is located to the right of the right-hand set of doors.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King Street Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Northern Tunnel (about 400 feet away); The White Chapel District (about 700 feet away); The Goldsmith Building (about 800 feet away); Lou Graham’s Sporting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chinese American Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of United Parcel Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); UPS - Celebrating 100 years of Service (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .  Historylink.org - Union Station reopens. (Submitted on October 11, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
3. Union Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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