The Plan of Chicago's concept for Passenger Rail Stations centered on Roosevelt Road and Canal Street were not realized as planned. During the next ten to fifteen years, alternate plans were developed, including this concept for a new Union Station on Canal Street running north from Jackson Boulevard to the Northwestern Railroad Station on Madison Street (building with barrel-vaulted roof seen on the far right). In 1924, a smaller Union Station was built as two buildings on either side of Canal Street between Jackson Boulevard and Adams Street. This postcard was published by the Max Rigot company, obviously created from the concept drawings since the passenger waiting room/office building on the left was never built to the height shown, and the long center building was never built at all.

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