Gary Union Station

United States Steel’s Chairman, E.H. Gary was involved in the decision-making that saw the founding of the planned industrial city of Gary. In 1910, a new Union Station was erected along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern and Baltimore & Ohio’s lines through the city. The tracks of both railroads were elevated through Gary. The station was built between the two lines. Beaux Arts style was still in vogue but construction would utilize the latest in 20th Century cast-in-place concrete. The concrete was scored to resemble stone. Even today, the exterior is in remarkable condition, almost pristine compared to the rest of the structure.

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