UT and Union Station

I have posted a lot of views of the “front” side of the University of Tampa which faces downtown and the Hillsborough River, but not many of the back side. This used to be the main entrance that people would pull up to when arriving here in a train when it was Tampa Bay Hotel.

The Other Side of UT

Tampa Union Station per their website
“Designed by architect J.F. Leitner of Wilmington, North Carolina (who later became a Tampa resident himself), this Italian Renaissance Revival style building was opened on May 15, 1912, by the Tampa Union Station Company. Its original purpose was to combine passenger operations for the Atlantic Coast Line, the Seaboard Air Line, and the Tampa Northern Railroad at a single site.

Tampa Union Station served railroad passengers through the Great Depression, both World Wars, and into the Amtrak era. Along the way—in 1974—it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.”

Union Station
Union Station

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