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

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

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Summary

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

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Contributors

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

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

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