Tampa Union Station

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At well over 100 years old, Tampa Union Station is one of the few historic buildings in Tampa that still serves its original purpose. Designed by architect J.F. Leitner of Wilmington, North Carolina, Tampa Union Station has seen millions of travelers pass through its doors since its 1912 opening—from servicemen and women to “flower children” and from families on vacation to college kids setting out on their own. Once threatened with demolition, the train station reopened its doors to the traveling public in 1998 following a multimillion-dollar restoration. Through images from archives and individuals, Tampa Union Station captures moments in time related to this iconic building, including pictures of trains such as Seaboard Air Line’s Silver Meteor and Atlantic Coast Line’s Tampa Special, as well as other fascinating looks at life at the station.
ISBN: 9781467106351
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tampa native Jackson McQuigg documents the birth, rise, fall, and rebirth of this wonderful railroad passenger facility. In addition to chronicling the rich history of the station, Tampa Union Station will benefit the nonprofit Friends of Tampa Union Station, as all royalties from the book will be donated to this organization that works to preserve the historic landmark.
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