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IN Side Out: 1906

IN Side Out: 1906

1906. "Savannah, Georgia -- Union Station." (Did anyone think of calling it Confederate Station?) 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Clash of Generations

I wonder what those gentlemen in that horse-drawn carriage are saying about that new-fangled automobile that they're all giving the hairy-eyeball to. Probably something like what the devil is that thing?

What's in a Name?

I reckon "Union Station" sounded a little more welcoming than "The Station of Northern Aggression"! At any rate, the details and ornamentation on it are quite a sight to behold--what I would call "architectural eye candy"!

Lost to Progress

This beauty was torn down in 1963 in order to construct a flyover for Interstate 16.

Not that Union

I'm sure you know this, but others might not. Many cities in the US have "Union Stations". Originally, each railroad company would build their own station in a big city. Thus in New York, you have "Pennsylvania station", built by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and also "Grand Central Terminal", built by the New York Central Railroad. Union stations are those that serve more than one railroad company. They usually came later to consolidate service to passengers.

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