The History of Union Station
Vacated by the railroad in 1971, Union Station was rehabilitated by the Scully Family in 1985 for retail use. The State of Illinois leased the former train station for offices beginning in 1990, eventually purchasing the building in 1999.
A rehabilitation designed by White & Borgognoni Architects that began in 205 returned the station to its turn-of-the-century appearance. Union Station is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Location. 39° 48.213′ N, 89° 38.912′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from N. 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the station between 5th & 6th Streets in the park. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Acts of Intolerance (within shouting distance of this marker); Stuart and Lincoln Law Office (about 600
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.