Union Station, Tampa, Florida
The Tampa Union Station Company opened the Italian Renaissance Revival Union Station in 1912. It was built to provide passenger facilities for the Atlantic Coast Line, the Seaboard Air Line and the Tampa Northern Railroad at a single station. The architect, J.F. Leitner, was the architect for the Atlantic Coast Line from 1909 through 1912. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Union Station had already started its decline by then due to the development of the interstate system and affordable air travel. The station closed in 1984. Railroad advocates and historic preservationists worked together to acquire funding and undertake a massive renovation, which was finished in 1998.
SPS removed damage historic plaster and replicated it using traditional methods. We also stripped woodwork on the ceilings and painted.