Terminal Station: Then and Now

View images of Terminal Station, the Railroad Gulch, and the Hotel District in their heyday, compared with photos from 2015. Click on images for higher-resolution versions. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a google map of locations.


Click on the above image for an interactive panorama of the Atlanta Railroad Gulch, 2015.


Terminal Hotel-1Site of the former Terminal Hotel, pictured in a 1914 postcard.1


DSCN0266Remnants of Atlanta’s downtown hotel district, 2015. Yellow pin on map.

_DSC0501Terminal station, c. 1930s, courtesy of Atlanta History Center. Taken from Federal Building, later named after Martin Luther King, Jr.


DSCN0297Richard B. Russell Federal Building, 2015. Taken from the steps of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building. Blue pin on map.
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Funeral train carrying the body of Franklin D. Roosevelt through the Atlanta railroad gulch, April 13, 1945.3



Atlanta railroad gulch, 2015. Green pin on map.


Workers painting crosswalk in front of Terminal Station, March 31, 1960.4 Courtesy of Georgia State University Library. Terminal Station in background.



Intersection of Mitchell and Spring Streets, 2015. Richard B. Russell Federal Building in background. Red pin on map.


Workers painting crosswalk in front of Terminal Station, March 31, 1960.5 Courtesy of Georgia State University Library. Hotel District in background.



Intersection of Mitchell and Spring Streets, 2015. Remnants of Hotel District in background. Brown pin on map.