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Vintage photos of:
Interior shot of Union Station in 2008. The station was threatened with demolition in the early 1980s. Redevelopment altered the concourse to retail space with a food court in the basement. It is one of the most successful mixed retail/transportation centers in the country. View full size.
Here's a snap of my brother and my mom early in 1966. Check out the Batman t-shirt my brother's wearing (I believe the television show had just begun); his horn-rimmed glasses; my mom's mini-bouffant, and the butterfly chairs. To sum it all up, the whole pic really says "mid-1960s" to me. I hadn't been born yet, but I recall those chairs much later on, and my mother dyeing the faded covers in a vat of Rit. View full size.
This is Scanned from the original print. On the back is written "Rt.66- Our special pit stop". View full size.