Objects in Mirror

Take a photo tour of St. Paul's Union Depot

Posted at 8:33 AM on January 26, 2010 by Julia Schrenkler

All Things Considered's Tom Crann toured Union Depot with Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough. From the feature:

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.

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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.

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