Union Station

Union Station Taxis Before Uber

We love this old photo showing Union Station back in 1914. You’re looking at a familiar line of taxis waiting for passengers. Source: Library of Congress
"Union Station tracks, Washington, circa 1920." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Haunting Old Photo of Tracks Near Union Station

This old photo shows the tracks near Union Station in 1920. Source: Flickr
Taken by Sidney Duff in Washington, DC. Union Station was completed in October 1908. Here, only one of the six statues have been installed over the entrance. Another photo from the set shows the Tidal Basin frozen over, causing me to guess that this is January 1908.

Union Station Under Construction

This is a terrific photo that we dug up on Flickr. It shows Union Station under construction in the early 1900s. We also cross-posted this on Cool Old Photos. Source: Rob Ketcherside
Union Station, bird's-eye view from the south

Check Out Union Station in the Twenties

Wow, this is such a cool old photo from the 1920s. Source: Library of Congress
John Henry Balch, Corpsman, U.S. Navy, visiting Washington, D.C., in June 1917 [at Columbus statue at Union Station], while awaiting shipment overseas. The Marine on the right is not identified. [Portraits.] [Scene, World War I, World War 1.] John Henry Balch. 06/1917; NH 80571; Courtesy of Commander J.H. Balch, U.S. Navy (retired), 1974.

Two World War I Marines in Front of Union Station

Here’s another great photo send in by GoDCer Michael. These two marines are sitting in front of Union Station, on the Columbus Statue as they await getting shipped out for World War I.
streetcars in front of Union Station

Streetcars in Front of Union Station

This is an old photo of Union Station around 1920, with two streetcars sitting in front. Source: Library of Congress
ladies' waiting room at Union Station

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...
Union Station under construction in 1974

Union Station Reconstruction in the 1970s

Check out this photo of Union Station being rehabilitated. Thankfully they saved it instead of knocking it down like they did so many other beautiful old buildings back then (i.e., look at everything in L’Enfant -…...

Film Footage of Union Station in 1939

This is some cool old stock footage of the interior at Union Station. Source: Archive.org Don’t forget to check out this great photo of the station in 1963.  

What Union Station Looked Like in 1963

What a cool old photo of Union Station (here’s another amazing photo). This was taken by Thomas O’Halloran on August 14, 1963. For some historical context, on August 8th, the Great Train Robbery took place in...
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