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St. Louis Union Station

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St. Louis Union Station


Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
romanesque revival


hotel shopping center


  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
  • Formerly St. Louis' primary train station, the building was converted in 1985 into a hotel and shopping center.
  • In full operation, the terminal could handle 260 trains on 41 tracks and 100,000 people a day.
  • The barrel-vaulted Grand Hall is adorned with a gilt ceiling and stained glass windows. Statues and model trains are displayed in the monumental space.
  • The parkway in front of Union Station, Aloe Plaza, features the landmark Carl Milles Fountain with bronze figures representing the confluence of rivers. He also carved the Vision of Peace sculpture in the City Hall and County Courthouse.
  • As part of the commemoration of the American Institute of Architects' 150th anniversary in 2007, the organization announced the list of the 150 highest-ranked structures as "America's Favorite Architecture". St. Louis' Union Station was ranked 40th on this list. Start with the Empire State Building to make a tour of "America's Favorite Architecture" in order. The next building on the list is Hearst Castle.

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1820 Market Street
1 South 18th Street
1820 Market Street
Downtown West
St. Louis

Technical Data

230.00 ft
230.00 ft
230.00 ft

Involved Companies

Theodore C. Link

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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