Train(station)spotting: Nashville’s Union Station Hotel

It seems inconceivable today, walking into Nashville’s Union Station Hotel, that the building, with its impressive Richardsonian Romanesque tower and majestic barrel vaulted, stained glass lobby ceiling was once under threat of being lost. But it’s true—in the late 1970s, a decline in train travel and changes in routes made Nashville’s train station, built in 1900, a white elephant.

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