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Union Station

Identification

Union Station
118658

Map

Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
brick
dark red
romanesque revival

Usages

commercial office hotel school rail station
restaurant diplomatic office parking

Facts

  • Built to replace the first Union Station in the United States, meaning that the tracks and facilities were usable by all railroad companies. This immense Romanesque Revival structure helped Indianapolis become second only to Chicago as a hub of railroad traffic in the Midwestern United States.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
  • Closed for use as a railroad station in 1979 and subsequently redeveloped (Woollen Molzan & Partners) as a retail, dining, entertainment, and meeting facility. The facility closed again in 1997. Beginning in 2002, some of the building's space was used to house a charter school.
  • The train shed to the west currently operates as a hotel and includes 13 hotel suites in restored Pullman Train Cars.
  • Across the public plaza to the northwest is Pan American Plaza, a postmodern re-interpretation of the Union Station Tower.
  • The renovation of Union Station was recognized in 1986 with the Monumental Award, representing the most significant visual and physical enhancement in Marion County.

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Location

31-49 West Jackson Place
300 South Meridian Street
301 South Capitol Avenue, 1-25 West Louisiana Street, 251 South Illinois Street, 250 McCrea Street, 101-145 West Louisiana Street
39 West Jackson Place
46225
Center Township
Indianapolis
Indiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

160.00 ft
3
1
1886
1888

Involved Companies

Thomas Rodd
facade supplier, financing, property management

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark
  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside
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