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



B&W Photos
General View, South Front (1968)
HB278973
General View, South Front (1968)
General View (closer), South Front (1974)
HB278974
General View (closer), South Front (1974)
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, Elevation (1968)
HB278975
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, Elevation (1968)
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, Oblique View (1974)
HB278976
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, Oblique View (1974)
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, More Oblique View (1974)
HB278977
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, More Oblique View (1974)
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, Extremely Oblique View (1968)
HB278978
South Front, Main Entrance Pavilion, Extremely Oblique View (1968)
West Side
HB278979
West Side
Detail, West End Of Main Entrance Pavilion, Showing Statuary And Inscription
HB278980
Detail, West End Of Main Entrance Pavilion, Showing Statuary And Inscription
Detail, East End Of Main Entrance Pavilion, Showing Statuary And Inscription
HB278981
Detail, East End Of Main Entrance Pavilion, Showing Statuary And Inscription
Detail, Main Entrance Pavilion, Typical Column Capital And Sculpture
HB278982
Detail, Main Entrance Pavilion, Typical Column Capital And Sculpture
Detail, South Front, Sculpture Atop Entrance To Waiting Room
HB278983
Detail, South Front, Sculpture Atop Entrance To Waiting Room
Detail, Arched Central Roof, From The South
HB278984
Detail, Arched Central Roof, From The South
Detail, West Side, Pilaster Capital
HB278985
Detail, West Side, Pilaster Capital
Detail, East Arcade, Elevation From The West
HB278986
Detail, East Arcade, Elevation From The West
Detail, East Arcade, Oblique View From The West
HB278987
Detail, East Arcade, Oblique View From The West
Detail, Train Sheds
HB278988
Detail, Train Sheds
Detail, Typical Hanging Lamp
HB278989
Detail, Typical Hanging Lamp
Detail, Light Standard With Eagle, South Front, West Wing
HB278990
Detail, Light Standard With Eagle, South Front, West Wing
Detail, Inscription And Light Standards With Eagles, South Front, West Wing
HB278991
Detail, Inscription And Light Standards With Eagles, South Front, West Wing
Detail, Base Of Flag Pole, South Front
HB278992
Detail, Base Of Flag Pole, South Front
Interior, Waiting Room
HB278993
Interior, Waiting Room
Interior, Train Concourse, From West
HB278994
Interior, Train Concourse, From West
Interior, Presidential Waiting Room
HB278995
Interior, Presidential Waiting Room
Interior, Detail, Entrance To Train Concourse From Waiting Room
HB278996
Interior, Detail, Entrance To Train Concourse From Waiting Room
Interior, Detail, Entrance To Waiting Room From Train Concourse
HB278997
Interior, Detail, Entrance To Waiting Room From Train Concourse
Interior, Detail, Train Gates
HB278998
Interior, Detail, Train Gates
Interior, Detail, Entrance To Presidential Waiting Room
HB278999
Interior, Detail, Entrance To Presidential Waiting Room
Interior, Detail, Ceiling Of Presidential Waiting Room
HB279000
Interior, Detail, Ceiling Of Presidential Waiting Room
Photocopy Of Photograph (courtesy Of B
HB279001
Photocopy Of Photograph (courtesy Of B


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Item Title


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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