The Spanish Mission style Union Pacific Railroad Depot opened in 1925 in Boise, Idaho. This connected Boise to the Oregon Short Line Railroad which follows the old Oregon Trail Wagon Road. The rail station was a big success and provided transcontinental rail travel.
Unfortunately like most passenger trains the post World War II ascension of the automobile would doom the Boise operation. Amtrak tried to revive the rail service to Boise but miniscule ridership forced its closure in 1997. Today the Depot serves as a community hall and has impressive gardens surrounding it.
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jhm (128049) 2013-09-30 1:13
Thank you very much for your extra notes to my picture about the "half-mast" flags.
Also in Belgium have we the same trouble with old train stations and railway, not profitable and everything becomes closed, the government ask for the car not to use, but she close more and more railway stations.
You chose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Colours and sharpness are pleasant to look at.
Very well done.
Noel_Byrne (13376) 2013-09-30 10:43
Another architectural gem, once again thanks for sharing your classic local built heritage. I would never have guessed this as a train station, a church or a mission yes. Wow. Class design, and even though its not in use as intended any more, its nice to see it still has a place in the community and it looks to be very well cared for.
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-09-30 14:25
Idaho is such a beautiful state with lots of interesting subjects to photograph, I'm jealous. Nice capture of this old building. Simple in design but appears very functional. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (5273) 2013-10-04 13:33
Withouts any other decription. I would have guessed this was some kind of mission church building from CA. Good POV, great light management and an interesting subject.