The Omaha, Nebraska Union Station opened in 1931 and was immediately proclaimed an architectural gem. Designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built for 3.5 million dollars, it was one of the nation's first Art Deco train stations. At its peak during World War II, more than 10,000 passengers passed through this great hall each day.
The Union Station closed its doors in 1971, and Union Pacific donated the building to the city of Omaha in 1973. It sat vacant for several years before The Durham Museum moved in and began restoring the building. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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