Posted at 8:33 AM on January 26, 2010
by Julia Schrenkler
It's been nearly 40 years since passengers got on or off a train at St. Paul's Union Depot. But soon, the historic train station could become a major transit hub once again.
Major hub, indeed. It could serve multiple transit lines, "including light rail and even high-speed rail to Chicago." Until then, it serves as a standing beautiful and historical space.
The Grand Concourse; at one time this concourse led to 18 train tracks. It ahs been used more recently as post office storage. (MPR Photo/Tom Crann)
In a later photo, Crann indicates that those arched ceilings have skylights that were painted over during World War II as an air raid blackout protection. Take the whole photo tour.