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Erie's Union Station turns 85 today
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Erie's Union Station turns 85 today
 
« on: Dec 3rd, 2012, 1:11am »
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From the Erie Times News
 
Union Station, Erie landmark, turns 85 today
 
Chris Sirianni's second-story balcony office overlooks the rotunda inside Union Station.
 
Sometimes, when it's quiet, Sirianni finds himself gazing down at the building's signature room below.
 
He tries to envision what life was like inside the train station at 123 W. 14th St. during its heyday as the city's transportation hub.
 
"I imagine the hustle and bustle,'' said Sirianni, 35, owner and general manager of the Brewerie at Union Station. "This place was it. The stories you hear and the photos you see, this was Times Square for Erie when the city was a manufacturing hub. If anybody was traveling to or from Erie, you were coming or going from this area.''
 
Eighty-five years ago today, on Dec. 3, 1927, Union Station opened for rail passenger service at a dedication ceremony heralding the completion of the $1.5 million building project, which was funded by the New York Central Railroad.
 
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http://goerie.com/article/20121203/NEWS02/312029876/Union-Station-Erie-landmark-turns-85-today


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