Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall458x640
  • save_altMedium733x1024
  • save_altLarge1145x1600
  • save_altOriginal2749x3840


Structure is associated with the McMillan Plan for Washington, D.C.
Significance: Key element in the McMillan Commission's plan to redevelop Washington following City Beautiful precepts. Was designed to centralize and consolidate train access to Washington, while at the time providing a monumental, impressive introduction to the city for arriving visitors. Architect Burnham was the "father of the City Beautiful planning movement in America.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-96
Survey number: HABS DC-139
Building/structure dates: 1903-1908 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1975 Subsequent Work



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Burnham, Daniel H
Saint-Gaudens, Louis
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter


Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.89758, -77.00616
Google Map of 38.8975799, -77.0061578


Library of Congress

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted.

Explorelouis saint gaudens

Exploredaniel h burnham

Exploremassachusetts avenue northeast

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive,, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress,

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020