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St. Louis Union Station Train Shed, 1820 Market Street, Saint Louis, St. Louis City County, MO



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HB696881
General Interior View Looking Down Length Of Train Shed.

HB696882
Interior View Showing Detail Of Trusses And Glassed End Wall Of Shed.

HB696883
Interior View Showing Connection Between Columns And Trusses At Side Of Shed.

HB696884
Detail Showing Iron Column Of Train Shed


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MO-24
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1978
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
National Register Number: 70000888
Significance: St. Louis Union Station Train Shed was one of the last all enclosing train sheds built in the United States. The shed was the largest, covering an area of 378,000 square feet or the equivalent of eight football fields. Designed by engineer George H. Pegram, the shed was a continuous flattened vault of five bays supported by Pegram trusses resting on six rows of columns. It measured 600 feet wide x 630' long x 74 feet high and covered 32 tracks. At its peak during the Second World War, St. Louis Union Station and Train Shed handled nearly 100,000 passengers a day. In 1976, the station serviced only six trains daily. Since 1978, Union Station had no trains service and stood vacant. In the early 1980s developers succeeded in packaging an adaptive reuse scheme that secured enough capital to rehabilitate the station and train shed.

Related Names
Pegram, George H.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General interior view looking down length of train shed.
2. Interior view showing detail of trusses and glassed end wall of shed.
3. Interior view showing connection between columns and trusses at side of shed.
4. DETAIL SHOWING IRON COLUMN OF TRAIN SHED


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