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Union Station in Washington, DC

Author: Rachel Cooper
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2011.
Series: Images of rail.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1907 Washington's train station was built as part of the McMillan Plan to create a monumental gateway to the nation's captial. Its construction made space for and shaped the development of the National Mall. Over the past century, Union Station has evelved into a trasportation hub, an upscale shopping mall, and a venue for interational exhibits and cultural events. Union Station in Washington, DC, presents the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Cooper
ISBN: 9780738587530 0738587532
OCLC Number: 730405105
Description: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Images of rail.
Responsibility: Rachel Cooper.
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In 1907 Washington's train station was built as part of the McMillan Plan to create a monumental gateway to the nation's captial. Its construction made space for and shaped the development of the National Mall. Over the past century, Union Station has evelved into a trasportation hub, an upscale shopping mall, and a venue for interational exhibits and cultural events. Union Station in Washington, DC, presents the finest images from a variety of sources to document how the contruction of Union Startion transformed the nation's capital and expanded rail service along the East Coast.

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