Take a peek inside the old Union Station in Downtown Texarkana, Texas.

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Here is a great outside shot of the building. Notice that the brick streets are still intact in front of this historic structure.

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In this picture, you can see the unbelievable ceiling with those details and those ceiling fixtures.

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This is where the police station was located and the main office where the investigation was held for the Phantom Killer murders.

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These shots are of the trains going by the station. As you can see the railway still is in constant use in Texarkana.

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This is a postcard of the station in its heyday.

The video goes into detail about the World War II history of Union Station, where almost all of the soldiers that fought in Europe would pass through this station. The video also talks about one of Texarkana's darkest incidents in history. This [aert of the video is a little disturbing. In 1892 Edward Coy a black man was tied to a post and set on fire because of false rape accusations by a white female friend. The rest of the story is so bad and you have to watch the video to see more about it. (You have been warned). More details of the story can be found here.

Did you know that the population of Texarkana exploded from just 2500 people in 1880 to 10,918 in 1887?

Union Station at one time was a night club a strip club, and a restaurant. Now it just sits as a reminder of what it used to be in Texarkana. With the Grim Hotel and other projects going on in and around the downtown area, maybe someone will try to rehabilitate Union Station into something we all can be proud of.

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