Abandoned for almost 30 years, the Charlottesville Union Station has been restored and rehabilitated to serve as Central Virginia’s Amtrak Station.
Built in 1885 and expanded in 1905, this “Stick-Style” building was significantly altered in its exterior appearance in 1911 when the main station house was upgraded. Our responsibilities included providing a comfortable and safe waiting area for 100, baggage handling, transfer, and storage facilities, ticketing facilities for two attendants, full wheelchair accessibility for both riders and employees, and vending and restroom facilities. Extensive site work was also included.
Our work also involved significant structural reinforcement of the original brick walls, masonry pointing of the brickwork, window and door restoration and reconstruction, and the design of an architecturally sympathetic addition for some of the new services.