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Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title
Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-139
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-96).
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1975 subsequent work
Structure is associated with the McMillan Plan for Washington, D.C.

Significance: Key element in the McMillan Commission's plan to redevelop Washington following City Beautiful precepts. Was designed to centralize and consolidate train access to Washington, while at the time providing a monumental, impressive introduction to the city for arriving visitors. Architect Burnham was the "father of the City Beautiful planning movement in America.

Subjects
Arcades (architectural Components)
Railroad Stations
Visitors' Centers


Related Names
Burnham, Daniel H.
Saint-Gaudens, Louis


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, SOUTH FRONT (1968)
2. GENERAL VIEW (CLOSER), SOUTH FRONT (1974)
3. SOUTH FRONT, MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, ELEVATION (1968)
4. SOUTH FRONT, MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, OBLIQUE VIEW (1974)
5. SOUTH FRONT, MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, MORE OBLIQUE VIEW (1974)
6. SOUTH FRONT, MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, EXTREMELY OBLIQUE VIEW (1968)
7. WEST SIDE
8. DETAIL, WEST END OF MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, SHOWING STATUARY AND INSCRIPTION
9. DETAIL, EAST END OF MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, SHOWING STATUARY AND INSCRIPTION
10. DETAIL, MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, TYPICAL COLUMN CAPITAL AND SCULPTURE
11. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, SCULPTURE ATOP ENTRANCE TO WAITING ROOM
12. DETAIL, ARCHED CENTRAL ROOF, FROM THE SOUTH
13. DETAIL, WEST SIDE, PILASTER CAPITAL
14. DETAIL, EAST ARCADE, ELEVATION FROM THE WEST
15. DETAIL, EAST ARCADE, OBLIQUE VIEW FROM THE WEST
16. DETAIL, TRAIN SHEDS
17. DETAIL, TYPICAL HANGING LAMP
18. DETAIL, LIGHT STANDARD WITH EAGLE, SOUTH FRONT, WEST WING
19. DETAIL, INSCRIPTION AND LIGHT STANDARDS WITH EAGLES, SOUTH FRONT, WEST WING
20. DETAIL, BASE OF FLAG POLE, SOUTH FRONT
21. INTERIOR, WAITING ROOM
22. INTERIOR, TRAIN CONCOURSE, FROM WEST
23. INTERIOR, PRESIDENTIAL WAITING ROOM
24. INTERIOR, DETAIL, ENTRANCE TO TRAIN CONCOURSE FROM WAITING ROOM
25. INTERIOR, DETAIL, ENTRANCE TO WAITING ROOM FROM TRAIN CONCOURSE
26. INTERIOR, DETAIL, TRAIN GATES
27. INTERIOR, DETAIL, ENTRANCE TO PRESIDENTIAL WAITING ROOM
28. INTERIOR, DETAIL, CEILING OF PRESIDENTIAL WAITING ROOM
29. Photocopy of photograph (Courtesy of B. &. O. Railroad) Date unknown, apparently ca. 1915 INTERIOR, WAITING ROOM
GENERAL VIEW (CLOSER), SOUTH FRONT
SOUTH FRONT, MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, OBLIQUE VIEW
SOUTH FRONT, MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION, MORE OBLIQUE VIEW


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