Union Station

Community
7:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Wichita's Union Station Celebrates Centennial With New Ownership, New Future

A photograph of Wichita's Union Station from the year of its dedication, 1914
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Last week, Wichita’s Union Station quietly turned 100 years old. The once bustling stalwart of downtown has been sitting empty since 2007. But now the building has a new owner and there are hopes of reviving the building to the centerpiece it once was.

A Look Back

People once entered Union Station to board trains destined for St. Louis, Chicago and even Los Angeles. The Frisco, Santa Fe and Rock Island provided a luxurious, long-winding glimpse of the American landscape.

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Transportation
8:01 am
Tue May 7, 2013

'Significant Updates' To Be Announced Friday on Passenger Rail in Wichita

A 1914 postcard of Union Station
Credit www.Kancoll.org

Wichita passenger rail supporters will get a jump on National Train Day this Friday during a press conference at Union Station building in Wichita.

Though National Train Day is on Saturday, organizers say the 4 p.m. press conference on Friday will provide "significant updates" on passenger rail advocacy in Kansas. Wichita officials say they'll release a major statement regarding rail.

Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner will lead the event; local business representatives who serve on his local Steering Committee will join him.

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Business
6:03 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Wichita's Union Station Sold To Developer

The former passenger boarding area at Wichita's Union Station.
Credit Community Photos and Walkshops / Flickr

A Wichita development company has bought Union Station.

Occidental Management plans to restore the 99-year-old former train depot as a place for people to meet, eat, shop and work.

The company closed the deal Friday with Cox Communications. The building had been on the market since 2008.

Occidental chief Gary Oborny says his company wants to retain the marble interior and many of its classic features while also putting in space for office tenants, shops and at least two restaurants.

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News
5:13 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Morning News 2.04.13

Democrats say constitutional amendments will be costly; Developer buys Wichita's Union Station; Abortion supporters to rally at Statehouse; WSU alum behind concussion iPhone app.

Dems Question Constitutional Amendment Costs

Some Kansas lawmakers are questioning the number of constitutional amendments proposed this year. At least a half dozen amendments have been filed.

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Kansas Abortion Rights Groups To Rally

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