Street Scenes -- Union Station and West Broad Street, Savannah Ga.
F. M. Kirby & Co., USA
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Color postcard with no border and divided back, postmarked May 9, 1911. The view shows Union Station on West Broad Street. The station, built between 1899 and 1901, was designed by Frank P. Milburn who designed a number of rail terminals, courthouses, and churches throughout the South. In 1902, Milburn became the architect for the Southern Railway. The Union Station building was in a Spanish Renaissance style and featured an octagonal rotunda measuring 80 feet in diameter which served as the general waiting room. The station was demolished in 1963 to provide room for the Interstate Highway 16 Interchange.
The publisher of this postcard was Fred Morgan Kirby of Wilkes-Barre, PA who produced cards between 1887-1997 to sell in the F. M. Kirby stores, a large chain of 5 and 10 cent stores. They specialized in views of the American South and mid-Atlantic region.
K 14134 appears on lower bottom of card back underneath the address area.
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3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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