St. Paul, Minnesota

US National Register of Historic Places

Built in 1918 by the major railroads serving the area, the Union Depot was abandoned for twelve years until its renovation in 1983. Being on the National Register of Historic Places, the primary task of this project was to restore the material conditions of this civic monument in Downtown St. Paul.  The renovation also provided for new types of space to occur within the main concourse.  Restaurants, retail tenants, and offices now occupy the Union Depot while it simultaneously remains in the spirit of its historic origins.

The renovation adheres to all federal guidelines for historic places. The entire 150,000 square foot structure was restored and new windows were installed.  Light fixtures were reproduced, the ticket counter was rebuilt, decorative plaster was replicated, and the upper mezzanine areas were opened up in order to overlook the great concourse below.