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Taggart's Union Station Dining Room menus 1888-1890

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3226 (Text) 00000106232051 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/11/25 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/25 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes four menus from Taggart's Union Station Dining Room in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1888 to 1890.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Taggart's Union Station Dining Room menus, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
In 1847, major railways started connecting to Indianapolis, Indiana. As the city's population and rail-based trade grew, the city leaders wanted a new station to accommodate the growing need. In 1886, the railroads hired Pittsburgh architect Thomas Rodd to plan a new "head house" or main office/waiting hall. The new Union Station was opened in September 1888, including a new restaurant. Thomas Taggart, who had worked in the old depot restaurant since 1877, took over the new Union Station Dining Room.Sources:Indy Star. "RetroIndy: Union Station.", August 26, 2013. Accessed Nov. 25, 2015.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Taggart, Thomas, 1856-1929.
Union Station (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Restaurants > Indiana > Menus > Specimens.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > Social life and customs.

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