Saturday, April 26, 2014

Restore that Station!

Seattle's King Street Station in 1913
Photo: MOHAI Webster and Stevens
  We, my wife and I, were reading the latest magazine from Rails to Trails and found an article about the restoration of train stations around the country.  One of the stations mentioned in that article was King Street Station in Seattle.  And lo and behold in yesterdays Seattle PI was a whole slide show about the restoration.  Very interested 55 Million dollar project done over a long period of time.  We here in Maine lost the two largest stations, Portland and Bangor, for "urban renewal", it wasn't pretty.
This beautiful ceiling had been covered up with tiles, it was restored.
Photo: Seattle PI archive
As it appears today
Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation

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