Saint Paul Union Depot

Saint Paul Union Depot

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The Saint Paul Union Depot is a historic railroad station and future main Intermodel transit hub of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. At one time the Saint Paul Union Depot Company controlled 9.24 miles (14.87 km) of St. Paul trackage and terminal facilities, including the depot building. The company was operated in tandem with the Minnesota Transfer Railway Company, with effective control of both properties exercised by the same board, composed of representatives of the nine joint tenants. Later, passenger rail service in the region was restructured in the 1970s, with Amtrak taking over most passenger service in the United States. The entrance to Union Depot, the headhouse, is considered a somewhat severe example of neoclassical architecture, with a number of tall columns in front. However, the concourse and the waiting room that extends out to platforms where trains once rolled in is considered to be one of the great architectural achievements in the city. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It is also a contributing property to the Lowertown Historic District. In 1971, Amtrak moved its rail service for the Twin Cities to the Great Northern Station in Minneapolis, and in 1978 opened the Midway Station about halfway between the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] Modeled with Building Maker
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