Union Station Kansas City
Built in 1914, Union Station is an architectural masterpiece, designed in the beaux-arts architectural style popular in the United States and France in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Architect Jarvis Hunt
Designed by Chicago architect Jarvis Hunt, Union Station encompasses 850,000 square feet of space and originally had 900 rooms on 10 levels. Originally intended for ticketing, Kansas City's Union Station features a coffered ceiling in the Grand Hall, rose-brown marble floors throughout the main areas, and majestic light and dark stone facings on the interior walls. Three colossal arches embolden the Grand Hall with a ceiling that soars 95 feet high with three glittering chandeliers, each weighing 3,500 lbs. Kansas City Union Station’s rich history and structural and design integrity were recognized when it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.