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Grand Lobby at Union Station
Grand Lobby at Union Station
TitleGrand Lobby at Union Station
DescriptionPostcard of the Grand Lobby at Union Station
Historical ArticleThe Grand Lobby, Union Passenger Station, Kansas City, Mo. is the title of an early post card, made by the Detroit Publishing Company.

The photograph captured the grandeur and size of the lobby, with its 90-foot-high ceilings of ornamental plaster and the three tall domed windows on the front of the building.

During Christmas holidays there was a continuous bustle of activity in the station with each train bringing in throngs of travelers and being met by family and friends. In the center of the lobby was a tall Christmas tree.

Often carols and anthems were sung by local groups from the long balconies in the lobby. A city-wide chorus of 1,300 voice, under the direction of Raymond Havens, sang in the lobby on Dec. 22, 1927, the largest group ever to perform there.

The Union Station was regarded as the masterpiece of its architect, Jarvis Hunt.

Kansas City Star
December 21, 1974

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectUnion Station
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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