Omaha Is Still 'All Aboard'
True West|March 2019
Omaha Is Still 'All Aboard'

Dressing up Union Station is just the ticket.

Jana Bommersbach

The first piece of track. The very first spike. It all began here, in Omaha, Nebraska.

That’s where the Union Pacific began the race to Utah in 1865 to fulfill the dream of a transcontinental railroad.

That treasured history is still fulfilling dreams to this day. Still in a rail district on 10th Street that has been in use since 1898-’99. Today, the “new” depot at address—opened in 1931—is not only considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the Midwest, but is home to the city’s beloved Durham Museum.

“We’re a history museum and we preserve a lot of artifacts—Union Station is our greatest artifact,” says Jessica Brummer, the museum’s marketing and public relations director.


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March 2019