has been designated a
This site possesses national
significance in commemorating
the history of the
United States of America
[Markers on interior concourse wall,
including an identical
National Historic Landmark plaque]
Civil Engineering Landmark
American Society of Civil Engineers
St. Louis Union Station
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Railroad Landmarks
This station, built in 1894, served the railway passengers of America
as a major gateway to the east and west coasts.
After many years of service by many of the nation's railroads,
passenger train operations ceased in 1978.
The station and train shed were renovated in 1985.
National Railway Historical Society
Historic Plaque Commission, 1994
A Commemoration in Honor of the
50th Anniversary of the U.S.O.
United Service Organization
In World War II, the most visited U.S.O. center in St. Louis was a canteen located in this area of Union Station. From September 12, 1942 to August 1, 1946 the canteen was open 24 hours a day, everyday and served over 4 million servicemen and women from throughout the United States.
St. Louis Union Station salutes the outstanding work of the U.S.O. and congratulates them on their 50th anniversary.
September 1941 - September 1991
In commemoration for the rebirth of Union Station for the continuing use and enjoyment of the people of St. Louis, Missouri
September 1, 1894 & September 1, 1989
St. Louis Station Associates
Oppenheimer Gateway Properties, Inc.
The Rouse Company of St. Louis, Inc.