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Property Name Alexandria Union Station
Reference Number 13000044
State Virginia
County Alexandria
Town Alexandria
Street Address 110 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 02/27/2013
Areas of Significance
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The Alexandria Union Station, built in 1905, located in the City of Alexandria, Virginia, provides an intact representation of regional railroad planning and mid-Atlantic terminal design in the early 20th century. Associated with important regional and local transportation trends, the station meets Criterion A requirements. The City Beautiful movement, introduced in nearby Washington, D.C., in the early 1900s, influenced the station's development as a union station through the consolidation of rail lines in Alexandria. This marked a shift from the construction of utilitarian rail stations to architecturally significant stations that were planned as municipal gateways and provided efficient and safe rail travel.


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