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Re: Roadtrip: Indianapolis
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2008, 10:04:21 PM »
Thanks for the local insight on Union Station and the founding of Indy.  That's a city with a lot of potential and definately on its way to greater things.
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Re: Roadtrip: Indianapolis
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2008, 03:58:03 PM »
Our beloved Union Station most certainly was the first in the nation. :-)

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"The company laid tracks to connect the railroads, then built a large brick train shed where all lines met – America’s first Union Station, which was located on this site."

from http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/indianapolis/unionstation.htm

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"Built to replace the first Union Station in the United States, meaning that the tracks and facilities were usable by all railroad companies. This immense Romanesque Revival structure helped Indianapolis become second only to Chicago as a hub of railroad traffic in the Midwestern United States."

from http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=118658

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"Union Station (Indianapolis) opened September 20, 1853 by the Indianapolis Union Railway, the first union station in the U.S."

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Union_Stations

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Re: Roadtrip: Indianapolis
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2008, 01:46:24 AM »
...I'm impressed to see Indianapolis painted in such a good light.  Also cool that other cities have taken notice of the tremendous planning and work that has taken place over the past two decades and are even using it as positive examples for their own planning. Being a Union Carpenter I can proudly say that I have helped in constructing quite a bit of what's been mentioned....Circle Center Mall, the former Union Station Mall and Crowne Plaza Hotel, Convention Center, etc. Indianapolis is no New York City or Chicago but can still be a lot of fun and even educational. There's more than corn in Indiana.  ;)

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Re: Roadtrip: Indianapolis
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2008, 02:06:26 AM »
...I'm impressed to see Indianapolis painted in such a good light.  Also cool that other cities have taken notice of the tremendous planning and work that has taken place over the past two decades and are even using it as positive examples for their own planning. Being a Union Carpenter I can proudly say that I have helped in constructing quite a bit of what's been mentioned....Circle Center Mall, the former Union Station Mall and Crowne Plaza Hotel, Convention Center, etc. Indianapolis is no New York City or Chicago but can still be a lot of fun and even educational. There's more than corn in Indiana.  ;)

Not sure the city of Jacksonville has noticed, but the folks on this site sure have.

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Re: Roadtrip: Indianapolis
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2008, 07:49:00 AM »
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Does Jacksonville even have a symphony any longer?  Maybe Lynyrd Skynyrd and Limp Bizkit will do a Vegas style agreement for a year's worth of shows in the Moran theater.

Jacksonville has an outstanding symphony... you should check it out.

http://www.jaxsymphony.org/

Moran Theater is booked year round...

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