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Battle Creek Intermodal Passenger Facility

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1982, William Kessler and Associates. 119 S. McCamly St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

This sharply dramatic post-Wrightian train, bus, and taxi terminal uses contrasts in colors (red, turquoise, white, silver, and black) and shapes (triangles, columns, half circles, and rectangles). It is a low, horizontal gable-on-hipped-roof structure of black-glazed concrete block, with covered concourses on all sides. Gable-roofed canopies, each with a semicircular recess underneath painted Chinese red, shelter the train and bus platforms. Heavy, round, glass-block columns lit from within support the canopies and extend around the building at the roof's edge. The waiting room seats are grouped in a circle that is veneered in silver transportation sheet metal.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Battle Creek Intermodal Passenger Facility", [Battle Creek, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 201-201.

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