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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Welcome to Union Depot Station

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2014
1. Welcome to Union Depot Station Marker
Inscription.

Union Depot Station is an important and unique multi-modal link to the greater metropolitan area and beyond. St. Paul Union Depot Company founders built the original Union Depot in 1881. One of Americaís great rail stations from the early 20th century, the current Union Depot was completed in 1926 and fully restored in 2012. In the 1920s, up to 20,000 passengers started and returned from lifeís great journeys here each day. The beautifully appointed waiting room still welcomes visitors and commuters daily.

Union Depot is also a dynamic event venue and front door to Lowertown, a unique urban village where people live, work and create in restored early 20th century warehouses and commercial buildings. A block east is the colorful St. Paul Farmerís Market, which swells with people every weekend. One block north, Mears Park serves as a quiet oasis and a perfect outdoor concert venue. The Mississippi River two blocks south provides pedestrians and bicyclists connections with nature as it cuts through two bustling urban cities.

Union Depot is owned by the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA), which is dedicated to a long-range vision of transit services to meet changing needs for today and for succeeding generations.
 
Erected by MetroTransit.
 
Location.
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2014
2. Welcome to Union Depot Station Marker
Union Depot to left, and MetroTransit Light Rail GREEN Line to right
44° 56.896′ N, 93° 5.188′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Wacouta Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on Wacouta Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East 4th Street, Saint Paul MN 55101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackett Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul Rubber Company (about 600 feet away); Northern Pacific Railway Warehouse (about 700 feet away); Endicott Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lambert's Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Fahlstrom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Also see . . .  MetroTransit Union Depot Station. (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Union Depot Station on MetroTransit Light Rail GREEN Line image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2014
3. Union Depot Station on MetroTransit Light Rail GREEN Line
Union Depot Station on MetroTransit Light Rail GREEN Line image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2014
4. Union Depot Station on MetroTransit Light Rail GREEN Line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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