Thursday, September 14, 2000

Union Terminal bustled with activity in '30s




By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Union Terminal, Cincinnati's world-class railroad station, was brand new in the 1930s. (It was dedicated in 1933.) Crosley Field was lighted for the first night baseball games, and the Island Queen was making daily runs to Coney Island.

        Now the sights of old Cincinnati are back in Cincinnati in Motion, a huge model city re-created in the Cincinnati History Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center in the restored Union Terminal.

        The model Union Terminal shown here is one of thousands of scale model buildings from Cincinnati's past. In process for more than two years, the exhibition will be finished in November to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cincinnati Museum Center. Our series continues after a five-month recess; we last featured Crosley Field in April.

        From Ivorydale to Mount Auburn, from the Cincinnati Zoo to Coney Island, from 1900 to 1940, the city of yesteryear is returning, in 1/64 scale. The exhibition includes the city's downtown in the 1940s; the West End, including Crosley Field and Union Terminal, in the 1930s; Mount Adams, complete with Incline, in the 1920s; Cincinnati Zoo, Mount Auburn and Over-the-Rhine in 1900.

        The first phase of Cincinnati in Motion opened in November 1999. Model-makers have been working to complete the display by Nov. 18.

        Visitors to the Cincinnati History Museum at the Museum Center can watch the installation in progress, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the History Museum is $6.50, $4.50 ages 3-12 (combo tickets to other attractions in Museum Center extra). Information: 287-7000.

       



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