Union Station to be named for U.S. Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson

photo via unionstationdallas.com
photo via unionstationdallas.com

Union Station celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and it’s getting a new name.

City Council voted this week to rename the station, built for $6.5 million in 1916, in honor of Democratic U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, whose district includes parts of Oak Cliff.

The station’s new name is Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station.

Johnson, 80, was the first woman and the first black person to represent Dallas in Congress.

Mayor Mike Rawlings called Johnson, 80, a “pioneer” and “heroine.”

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