El Paso Union Passenger Station

El Paso, TX

Opened: 1 March 1906

Architect: Daniel Burnham

www.elpasotexas.gov

El Paso's Union Passenger Station was designed by famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham. In 1940 the exterior was remodeled to give it a more "Southwestern look," with the steeple replaced by a small clock tower and the red brick covered in stucco.

With the decline of passenger rail traffic came a concurrent decline in the building's usefulness and maintenance. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and sold to the city that same year, with subsequent repurposing as a base for the city's bus system. The building was renovated in 1982 with the 1940 changes reverted to the original 1906 appearance. Amtrak leases space in the building from the city and the facility is also available as a rental for events.

El Paso Union Passenger Station - El Paso (ELP - mile 1,178)
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El Paso (ELP - mile 1,178)
El Paso Union Passenger Station - El Paso
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El Paso
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Service animal
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Service animal
El Paso Union Passenger Station - El Paso
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El Paso
El Paso Union Passenger Station - El Paso
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El Paso
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Main hall
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Main hall
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Main hall
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Main hall
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Historic marker
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Historic marker
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Main hall
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Main hall
El Paso Union Passenger Station - South side
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South side
El Paso Union Passenger Station - View from southeast
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View from southeast
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Entrance
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Entrance
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Entrance
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Entrance
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Renovation plaque
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Renovation plaque
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Ticket window
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Ticket window
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Tile floor
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Tile floor
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Platform
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Platform
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Old city hall - demolished the following week!
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Old city hall - demolished the following week!
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Southern Pacific #1
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Southern Pacific #1
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Southern Pacific #1
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Southern Pacific #1
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Guitar
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Guitar
El Paso Union Passenger Station - El Paso
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El Paso
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Grain elevator
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Grain elevator
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Intermodal traffic
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Intermodal traffic
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Rio Grande bridge
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Rio Grande bridge
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Rio Grande
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Rio Grande
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Rio Grande
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Rio Grande
El Paso Union Passenger Station - Rio Grande
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Rio Grande

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