Now used by Amtrak and Virginia Rail Express, the station is a result of the Senate Parks Commission, or McMillan, Plan of 1901–1902. As it also did for Washington, D.C., the Parks Commission suggested a single station unifying the various rail services to Alexandria. It is carried out in a vaguely Federal Revival idiom with red brick and white trim (what else?). The Pennsylvania Railroad architects employed similar designs at other locations and apparently passed the design on to other railroads, since the Fredericksburg Station, put up by the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad, looks the same.
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Alexandria Union Station
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