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Union Station

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1920–1921, E. M. Tucker. 1400 W. Markham St.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

Railroad service to a station here began in September 1872 with service by the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad. The current station, the third to serve Little Rock, replaced a similar building of 1911 that burned at the hands of a Brooklyn, New York, businessman as a protest against cigarette smoking. The three-story station served passengers and freight for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Constructed of light brown brick, the building features a round-arched arcade in front of the its central portion, which is recessed between two wings. A tall square Italian-styled clock tower emphasizes the entrance arcade and light-colored stringcourses, cornices, and voussoirs highlight the building’s architectural parts. The station originally had a large train shed behind it, since removed. The ample size of the station speaks to the importance of Little Rock as a railroad hub.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Union Station", [Little Rock, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 120-120.

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