Union Station and Philadelphia Station

Post Card from 1913 featuring The New Post Office and Union Station Washington, D.C.

Post Card from 1913 featuring The New Post Office and Union Station Washington, D.C

The style of the architecture begs for pictures. The Union Station in Washington, D.C. is made in the fine Beaux Art’s design in 1908, and the Postal Museum was formerly the City Post Office matches the station in its Neo-Classical style.

The arch ceiling at the Union Station

The arch ceiling at the Union Station

The Postal Museum and former Main Postal Office in D.C.

The Postal Museum and former Main Postal Office in D.C.

It would be worth it to make a post about this museum. We were asked to leave as time flew away while we were there.


 

The Philadelphia Station was constructed between 1927-1933 during The Great Depression. We took the Amtrak train between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. I regret that I didn’t take pictures from the inside of the building.

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lamps at the walls at the Philadelphia Station

lamps at the walls at the Philadelphia Station

 


 

I would like to share a few other buildings from my stay in Washington, D.C. last summer.

 

 

 


The WWII Memorial from 2004 has the same classic architectonic style as the buildings in this post

One of two pavilions at the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C

One of two pavilions at the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C commemorating the victory in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean

4 Comments »

  1. How much I missed. I had three days in DC in 1999 and got sidetracked spending one and a half days in the Holocaust museum. I’m not sorry I did because it was a very sad but worthwhile time but besides the Washingtons house and Arlington I didn’t see much else.

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    • Dear Robin, I really hope you will come back to see the many sights as well as the other museums within walking distance. I would like to come back and see it all over again as well as places I didn’t see

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  2. I spent my time at the Smithsonian and just drove past the monuments. I too need more time in Washington. Historical downtowns bring history to life as I have learned from my own father’s work in Seattle where they have now honored seven of his early buildings as historical landmarks.

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