Friday, July 10, 2015

Pic Today 7/10/15











THE GRANDEUR
OF YESTERYEAR

St. Louis Union Station,
built in 1894,
was once the largest and busiest
passenger rail terminal in the world! 

Today it is one of America's great
historic destinations, and home of
a grand hotel (Double Tree/Hilton)
in downtown St. Louis.

The grand hall lobby features
Romanesque archs, gold leafed detail,
magnificent stained glass windows
and a 280-foot high clock tower.

In the 1940s, it handled 100,000 passengers a day!

The famous photo of Harry Truman
holding the erroneous Chicago Tribune headline,
"Dewey Defeats Truman" was shot here,
as Truman headed back to Washington, D.C.
following the 1948 presidential election. 

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful building and interesting history, thank you for the story!

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  2. such a gorgeous building. the interior is equally impressive.

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  3. Magnifico reportaje con estupendos detalles!

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  4. I thought you went to Europe...

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  5. It's a treasure! Magnificente and so so beautifull.
    Thank You for showing us such preciousness.

    Big Hug and Sweet Kisses
    (^^)

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