Jarvis Hunt

Union Station Architectural Drawing

Kansas City's Union Station was built in 1914 as a product of the City Beautiful movement, an urban planning initiative in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to introduce grandeur to cityscapes. The new structure would replace the original Union Depot in the West Bottoms and be moved out of the floodplain and closer to the city's metropolitan center near Main Street and Pershing Road along the Kansas City Terminal Railway.