U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C


U.S. Supreme Court
c.1910

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U.S. Supreme Court, in the Capitol, Washington. In front of the loggia of Potomac marble columns is the bench of the Supreme Court; the chair of the Chief Justice is in the centre, those of the eight associates on either side. In the wall niches are busts of former Chief Justices.”

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Union Station, Washington, D.C.


Union Station, Washington, D.C.
c.1920
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THE NEW UNION STATION AT WASHINGTON was built by the U.S. Government and the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The cost of the land, building and terminal improvements was $18,000,000. The structure is the finest railway station in the world. The building is of white granite, is 760 feet in length and 343 feet in width.

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Washington Union Station is one of the country’s first great union railroad terminals. Designed by renowned architect, Daniel Burnham, the station opened on October 27, 1907 and was completed in April 1908.
Union Station, Washington DC

The first B&O train to arrive with passengers was the Pittsburgh Express, which did so at 6:50 a.m. on October 27, 1907, while the first PRR train arrived three weeks later on November 17. The main building itself was completed in 1908. Of its 32 station tracks, 20 enter from the northeast and terminate at the station’s headhouse. The remaining 12 tracks enter below ground level from the south via a 4,033-foot twin-tube tunnel passing under Capitol Hill and an 898-foot long subway under Massachusetts Avenue which allow through traffic direct access to the rail networks both north and south of the city. Among the new station’s unique features was an opulent “Presidential Suite” (aka “State Reception Suite”) where the U.S. President, State Department, and Congressional leaders could receive distinguished visitors arriving in Washington.
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Union Station Waiting Room, Washington, D.C.
Published: The Washington New Company, Washington. D.C.
c.1920
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UNION STATION WAITING ROOM, Washington. The new Union Station was built by the U.S. Government and the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The cost of the land, building and terminal improvements was $18,000,000. The structure is the finest railway station in the world. The building is of white granite, is 760 feet in length and 343 feet in width.

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