Union Station Entrance

348 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio. County/parish: Franklin.

NRIS 74002344

1 contributing building.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places January 01, 1999.

From Wikipedia:

Union Station (Columbus, Ohio)

Columbus Union Station was an intercity train station in Downtown Columbus, Ohio, near The Short North neighborhood. The station and its predecessors served railroad passengers in Columbus from 1851 until April 28, 1977.

The first station building was the first union station in the world, built in 1851. Its replacement was built from 1873 to 1875, just before demolition of the first station building. After traffic problems on High Street, as well as increased rail traffic became problematic, a new station was planned by Daniel Burnham beginning in 1893. The new station opened in 1897, and its arcade along High Street was finished in 1899. By 1928, part of the arcade was demolished. Passenger service significantly declined from the 1950s to the 1970s. The arcade was demolished in 1976 to make way for a new convention center, although it had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places two years prior. Train service stopped at Union Station in 1977, and the remaining portions of the station were demolished in 1979. The demolished arcade was delisted in 1999. A portion of the arcade was saved and is the focal point of the McFerson Commons park in the nearby Arena District.

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Architects:

  • Burnham, Daniel H.

Architectural styles:

  • Classical Revival

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/74002344

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