The Cleveland Union Station:

A description of the new passenger facilities and surrounding improvements, 1930
Illustration of union station area
Cross sectional view of the station area, looking north from the canal road. Illustration from the book.

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When the Cleveland Union Terminal was formally opened in 1930, this souvenir dedication book was issued, explaining the new project and showing beautiful drawings of the facility.

Although not credited in the orginal book, the illustrations appear to be the work of John Kemeny, noted illustrator of Hungarian language publications in Cleveland at the time and we have secured the cooperation of the Kemeny family members that we have been able to locate.

This edition contains all the text and images found in the original 1930 book and appears with the cooperation of the Chicago architectural firm, Graham Anderson Probst & White.


Thanks goes to Shelia Harris, who typed the text, and to Jonetha K. Jackson who converted it to html, scanned the images, and brought the project to completion. Bill Barrow provided oversight and added some final enhancements and Bill Becker provied logistical support. All are members of the Special Collections staff at the Cleveland State University Library at the time this Web edition was prepared.

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We have good reason to believe that the unattributed art work in the book is by local illustrator John Kemeny and we have secured the cooperation of those members of his family whom we have been able to locate.

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