Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

--Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vancouver Train Station

Train Station
5 1/2 x 11
The Vancouver Train Station opened in 1908 in tandem with the train bridge which finally linked Oregon to Washington permanently for the first time. While this structure is not as vast as some stations it does have a striking appearance with great lines that were fun to paint.
I have struggled to find much in the way of its history, but i do know it was the local arrival place of some prominent people such as Empire Builder James J. Hill.
The station is owned by the City of Vancouver, and Amtrak still operates daily runs out of this location.
Careful restorations, mostly of the interior, were completed in 2008 and included refinishing the original maple floors, plaster repairs, custom solid wood doors, wainscoting and trim to match that of the early 1900's time period.

1 comment:

  1. I'm happy to see you painted this unique and historical building. After seeing your painting, Vancouver Train Station Bench, my dad was hoping to see a painting of the building. My Grandma moved from Glasgow, Montana and the first steps she took in the state of Washington was at that station. That was in 1938.