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Union Depot                                                                                                                                                                       Saint Paul, Minnesota                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pen and Ink - 1996
After downtown Saint Paul’s first Union Depot (1888) was destroyed by fire, its replacement was completed in 1917.  Located near the Mississippi waterfront, Union Depot would - under the direction of Saint Paul’s famed railroad and business tycoon James J. Hill, serve the new Saint Paul-based Great Northern Railroad which stretched from Chicago to Seattle. 
Nearby on the banks of the Mississippi river is Lower Landing (Lampert’s landing), the birthplace of Saint Paul. Before the advent of railroads, riverboats were Saint Paul’s, and Minnesota Territory’s, primary connection to the rest of the young nation. At its peak use in the 1940s, Union Depot accommodated seventy passenger trains a day. It then closed to passenger rail service in 1971 after America’s love-affair with the automobile and passenger jet service took its toll.
In 1999, in part due to artist Bill Hosko’s efforts and encouragement with then Mayor Norm Coleman, a public effort was established to renovate Union Depot back to its glory. Today, it has been restored and re-established to accommodate passenger train and bus service again after a thirty-year absence. (Shading and Tinting available)    
Birch or White Linen mat paper print size: 11” x 8.5”                                                                                                                                    Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $30                                                                                                                                                     Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $45
Birch or White Linen mat paper print size: 17” x 11”                                                                                                                                            Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $45                                                                                                                                                               Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $60
Original available:                                                                                                                                                                           Illustrated on Mylar - paper size: 24” x 11” - $550
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Union Depot

Saint Paul, Minnesota Pen and Ink - 1996

After downtown Saint Paul’s first Union Depot (1888) was destroyed by fire, its replacement was completed in 1917. Located near the Mississippi waterfront, Union Depot would - under the direction of Saint Paul’s famed railroad and business tycoon James J. Hill, serve the new Saint Paul-based Great Northern Railroad which stretched from Chicago to Seattle. Nearby on the banks of the Mississippi river is Lower Landing (Lampert’s landing), the birthplace of Saint Paul. Before the advent of railroads, riverboats were Saint Paul’s, and Minnesota Territory’s, primary connection to the rest of the young nation. At its peak use in the 1940s, Union Depot accommodated seventy passenger trains a day. It then closed to passenger rail service in 1971 after America’s love-affair with the automobile and passenger jet service took its toll. In 1999, in part due to artist Bill Hosko’s efforts and encouragement with then Mayor Norm Coleman, a public effort was established to renovate Union Depot back to its glory. Today, it has been restored and re-established to accommodate passenger train and bus service again after a thirty-year absence.

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 11” x 8.5” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $30

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 11” x 8.5” - Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $45

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 17” x 11” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $45

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 17” x 11” - Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $60

Customized Pencil Shading or Watercolor Tinting available - $20

(Substitute White Linen mat paper available. For this selection and or to complete your order for Customized Pencil Shading or Watercolor Tinting please contact us at 651-222-4767 or bill@billhosko.com. See FAQ page for additional information. Thank you.)

Original ‘Union Depot’ artwork available - Illustrated on Mylar - Paper size: 24” x 11” - $550