Jan 162016
 

Blue Hour at the Durham (Union Station)
Blue Hour at the Durham

Omaha Union Station (1931) was one of the first Art Deco train station in the United States. It replaced the former Omaha Union Station built in 1899 (seen here in this old post card). The Art Deco Union Station closed for rail service in the 1970s and now houses the Durham Museum.

The Durham (Omaha Union Station) at Twilight Omaha Union Station

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Christmas at Union Station

mimic and pose

Full set of photos may be seen here, on Flickr.

Omaha’s other passenger train station, the Italianate Burlington Station (1898) also closed in 1974 when a new Amtrak station was built a block or so to the east. The Burlington Station just underwent a major renovation, see my previous blog post and this set of photos on Flickr.

I’ve shot the Durham Museum / Union Station before. See, e.g. here for a closer up shot of the front façade, here for a close up of one of the south side entrances, and here for another shot of the interior.

  3 Responses to “Omaha Union Station”

  1. What a beautiful space. You captured it so well, Matt.

    Luna

  2. […] of Omaha for the holidays. The walk started at the recently renovated Burlington Station and Omaha Union Station and continued down the 10th Street Viaduct toward the the Old […]

  3. […] shot this magnificent example of Art Deco architecture before, but wanted to highlight its new status with this post. Interior’s January designation noted […]

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