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Standing at the crossroads of transit history

Built in 1914, Union Station is a testament to the Age of Steam and to the role railroads played in Dallas' growth. Now the station again assumes a central role, uniting DART, the TRE and Amtrak.

Station brickwork directly reflects that of Union Station. The wrought iron fence is based on a design taken from the rear of a 1930s train, and drumheads the distinctive nameplates that adorned early trains recall the golden age of rail transit.

Artist Philip Lamb also reclaimed a piece of Dallas lore in his windscreen art, titled Recalling Dallas Milestones and Historic Murals. Ten elaborately executed murals depicting key events in Dallas history were commissioned by the federal government's Public Works of Art Program during the Great Depression. Sadly, they were destroyed in 1954. Lamb recreated portions of the murals and added contemporary milestones based on each mural's original theme.

Design Artist: Frances Bagley


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