Union Station at 100: An Unqualified Success Story

Title

Union Station at 100: An Unqualified Success Story

Description

Despite the residents of New London's initial disapproval of the station, on the grounds that it blocked the downtown view of the water, and their following protests of the renovation years later, Richardson's Union Station proudly celebrated 100 years of existence in 1988. The efforts of local activists led by Claire Dale, shown here in 1963, resulted in the inclusion of Union Station on the National Register of Historic Places in June 1971. Because of New London preservationists, today the city claims one of the oldest operating train stations along the Northeast Corridor.

Creator

The Day

Date

December 18, 1988

Contributor

Marian Hancock-Cerutti

Files

UnionStation_1.jpg

Collection

Citation

The Day, “Union Station at 100: An Unqualified Success Story,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed February 22, 2024, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1554.