Monday, February 11, 2019

Savannah Union Station



It’s always hard for me to imagine that a building as grand as the Savannah Union Station is no more. Designed by architect Frank Pierce Milburn (Augusta Georgia’s Union Station designer as well), the 1902 Spanish Renaissance and Elizabethan structure was demolished in 1962 to make room for Interstate 16’s exit ramps. Oh the indignity. At least there are some images of the grandeur that used to be.

Here’s an interior shot of the building’s octagonal rotunda, which served as the general waiting room.



A few detailed views of what appears to be a fountain:



…and the building’s newsstand:



Today, a gas station occupies the land. Ugh.

See more Savannah, Georgia photos at my main website.

Follow my Daveland updates on Twitter and view my most recent photos on Flickr & Instagram.

No comments: