El Paso Union Passenger Station

El Paso, TX

Opened: 1 March 1906

Architect: Daniel Burnham

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.

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