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