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St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Union Station

 
 
Union Station NHL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
1. Union Station NHL Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

This site possesses national
significance in commemorating
the history of the
United States of America
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[Markers on interior concourse wall,
including an identical
National Historic Landmark plaque]

National Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark

Union Station
Designated 1981
American Society of Civil Engineers
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St. Louis Union Station
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Railroad Landmarks
This station, built in 1894, served the railway passengers of America
as a major gateway to the east and west coasts.
After many years of service by many of the nation's railroads,
passenger train operations ceased in 1978.
The station and train shed were renovated in 1985.
National Railway Historical Society
Historic Plaque Commission, 1994
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A Commemoration in Honor of the
50th Anniversary of the U.S.O.
United Service Organization

In World War II, the most visited U.S.O. center in St. Louis was a canteen located in this area of Union Station. From September 12, 1942
Union Station NHL Marker at hotel entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
2. Union Station NHL Marker at hotel entrance
to August 1, 1946 the canteen was open 24 hours a day, everyday and served over 4 million servicemen and women from throughout the United States.

St. Louis Union Station salutes the outstanding work of the U.S.O. and congratulates them on their 50th anniversary.
September 1941 - September 1991
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Rededication
In commemoration for the rebirth of Union Station for the continuing use and enjoyment of the people of St. Louis, Missouri
September 1, 1894 & September 1, 1989
St. Louis Station Associates
Owner
Oppenheimer Gateway Properties, Inc.
General Partner
The Rouse Company of St. Louis, Inc.
Developer

 
Erected 1970 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 37.757′ N, 90° 12.435′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the hotel entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Market Street, Saint Louis MO 63103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Union Station Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
3. Union Station Tower
. Aloe Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Rue Missouri (approx. one mile away); Dred and Harriet Scott (approx. one mile away); Joseph Pulitzer (approx. one mile away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (approx. one mile away); Merchant Laclede Building (approx. one mile away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to St. Louis Union Station. (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Trains could return to St. Louis Union Station (Oct 2012). (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. St. Louis Union Station National Historic Landmark Info. (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Union Station Interior Concourse Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
4. Union Station Interior Concourse Markers
Union Station NHCE Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
5. Union Station NHCE Landmark Marker
Union Station NRHRRL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
6. Union Station NRHRRL Marker
Union Station U.S.O 50th Anniv Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
7. Union Station U.S.O 50th Anniv Marker
Union Station Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
8. Union Station Rededication Marker
Former Union Station Trainshed image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
9. Former Union Station Trainshed
Union Station image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
10. Union Station
St. Louis Union Station Summerfest '97 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 1997
11. St. Louis Union Station Summerfest '97
Fred Harvey revolutionized railroad dining by opening one of his restaurants in the Terminal Hotel at St. Louis Union Station. In order to provide efficiency, the travelers ordered while still on board the train, and then the orders were wired to the restaurant manager, so that people could come in, sit down and enjoy a meal, and be on their way with as little time and hassle as possible.
Grand Union Station, St. Louis, Mo. image. Click for full size.
By Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company, circa 1894
12. Grand Union Station, St. Louis, Mo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   11. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   12. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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