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Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Station

 
 
Union Station Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Union Station Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
Built 1905-6, on site of the Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis depot. It represents an agreement between the Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis; the Louisville and Nashville; and the Illinois Central railroads to provide Union Station for Owensboro. The plans were drawn by John B. Hutchings and Henry F. Hawes: contractor, Walter Brashear.

During early 1920s, eighteen daily passenger trains served city. The Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis had eight trains daily. Purchased by L & N in 1929, passenger service continued until 1958. Restored as corporate offices, Union Station is a reminder of railroad's vital role in history of Owensboro. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1746.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 
Union Station Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Union Station Marker (Side 2)
45.956′ N, 87° 6.756′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederica Street (State Road 2831) and West 11th Street, on the right when traveling north on Frederica Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1035 Frederica Street, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buffalo Road (within shouting distance of this marker); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Home of Governor Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Trinity Centre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Senator McCreery Home (approx. half a mile away); Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Union Station. National Register of Historic Places registration form (PDF) and accompanying photographs. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
3. Union Station Marker
Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
4. Union Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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