Backstory and Context
When it was initially built, Union Station featured a number of rooms and offices that catered to its many passing travelers. The Station underwent a renovation in 1930 that was done by architect Pietro Belluschi. The remodel stayed sensitive to the original styling but the interior especially received a more modern facelift. A tall ceiling, columnns and a marble floor were key changes.
Union Station was purchased by the Portland Development Commission in 1987 and received some updates shortly after. The facility has received a handful of improvements and upgrades since that time, notably to modernize it and make regular repairs such as roofing.
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"Portland, OR (PDX)." Great American Train Stations. Accessed June 6, 2016. http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/PDX.