Details for Union Station (Atlas Number 5113006908)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006908

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Marker Number 6908
Atlas Number 5113006908
Marker Title Union Station
Index Entry Union Station
Address 400 S. Houston St.
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 705470
UTM Northing 3628641
Subject Codes railroad depots; railroads; Neoclassical (architectural style); design and construction
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text By the early 1900s, Dallas needed a single rail terminal for the numerous railroads serving the city. In 1912 seven rail lines formed the Union Terminal Co. They hired Chicago architect Jarvis Hunt, who designed this neo-classical building with an elegant grand hall on the second floor. The facility officially opened Oct. 14, 1916, at the start of the state Fair. A Dallas landmark, Union Station was a center of community life during the peak years of train travel. RTHL - 1979