The Original Transit Scrolls from Union Station, c.1900s

Union Station | Metro Denver

Installation Information

These signage scrolls were used within the passenger subway tunnel that opened to the public on June 16, 1916. Each sign had two rows of signage that identified the rail services on the above platforms. The signs were located next to the doors leading up to the platforms and were integrated with the signage that identified the platform. These historic signs were hand painted on cloth. The scroll with the abbreviations designated railroad companies and assisted with freight and U.S. Postal service. The scroll designating destinations assisted passengers.