Ladies’ Waiting Room in Union Station

Way back 100ish years ago, women would wait for their train in a separate waiting room at Union Station. Below is a photo of that ladies’ waiting room … which looks extremely sparse. This photo is from the 1910s.

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ladies' waiting room at Union Station
ladies’ waiting room at Union Station

Source: Library of Congress

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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      Shake Shack is in the former men’s room area. The photo above is where Thunder Grill is now.