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Atlantic City Union Station, 2121-2125 Arctic Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ

Atlantic City Union Station, 2121-2125 Arctic Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Atlantic City Union Station is significant as an expression of corporate architecture from the second quarter of the 20th century. Its classic facade, art deco detailing, and substantial presence were intended to represent both the permanence and forward-lookingness of the newly formed Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, provide public reassurance at a time of a great economic distress, and give Atlantic City a transportation terminal which could be considered worthy of its important as a growing city. Its construction, demolition of the previous stations and resultant improvement of traffic circulation were considered a great boon to the whole city.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2043
Survey number: HABS NJ-1218
Building/structure dates: 1934-1935 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1965 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1997 Demolished

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Date

1935 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Location

atlantic city39.35990, -74.43843
Google Map of 39.3598954, -74.4384305
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html