October 30, 1914: Kansas City’s beautiful Union Station opened for business.
A few years earlier each railroad operated its own railway station. In large cities the stations would be in different parts of town. This was a huge problem for travelers needing to change trains. Then large cities began to build one large station in each city and all of the railroads shared this one “Union Station.”
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.