Alexandria Union Station Set for Nomination to National Register
Alexandria Board of Architectural Review approves plans to nominate the historic building to qualify to appear on National Register of Historic Places.
The city's Board of Architectural Review on Wednesday night overwhelmingly approved a plan to submit Alexandria's Union Station for nomination to the National Register for Historic Places.
Union Station was built in 1905 and to avoid confusion with Union Station in Washington, D.C., it is usually referred to as Alexandria Station.
Located at 110 Callahan Dr., directly across from the King Street Metro, the one-story brick building is still in use with an Amtrak code of ALX.
Members of the BAR said Wednesday that the state has already accepted the building as eligible for registration.
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to identify, evaluate and protect America's historic and archaelogical resources. A listing there can provide opportunities for preservation incentives such as special grants and tax credits, among other things.