Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grand Hall, Union Station

The Grand Hall of the Union Station hotel always impressed me as a child. Coming back as an adult, it still impresses me for different reasons.For a turn of the century, Richardsonian Romanesque building, this hall is one of the most perfectly preserved that I have seen, and not cluttered with later additions or other alterations.The stained glass is stunning as well, complementing the the lavish interior of the vault.

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  1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodAugust 17, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    The first time I recall this hall was going down with a gaggle of relatives to meet the last of my three uncles who served in the War. This last uncle had served in the AAF flying in B-17s out of India and then China.
    Of course, I barely remember it, as I was just over five. But I do recall how BIG it was (Hey - it was bigger than our MOP station in Kikrwood!). And My Goodness, the crowds! I don't know how many people were in the hall, of course - but suffice that it was seemingly totally filled - so that must have been thousands, all greeting returning servicemen.

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