Clipped From The Cincinnati Enquirer
$10 Million Price Tag Placed On Cincinnati Union Terminal By BOB FRESCO Enquirer Reporter A representative of the Union Terminal Co. has told Cincinnati's director of city planning that the company wants to sell the old station station and its 285 acre property for $10 million. The announcement was made by city planning director Herbert W. Stevens at a City Hall meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the 39-year-old 39-year-old 39-year-old 39-year-old 39-year-old station's future. Stevens said the company's intentions were made known to him in a recent meeting with terminal manager George S. Grey. However, the $10 million figure .was only one-third one-third one-third the sum of $30 Friday Movies MADISON THEATER - The Godfather (The Ten imandments - Saturday end Sunday matinees.) MARIANNE THEATER - Fiddler On The Roof (mati. LUDLOW CINEMA - Billy Jack) The Omega Man :38tinee Sunday) - VILLAGE CINEMA - Fiddler On The Roof (matinee Sunday) NEWPORT PLAZA CINEMA II - Nicholas And Alex-andria Alex-andria Alex-andria (matinees Saturday and Sunday) NEWPORT PLAZA CINEMA II - The War Between Men And Women: Prime Cut (matinees Saturday and Sunday) FLORENCE DRIVE-IN DRIVE-IN DRIVE-IN - Concert For Bangladesh; Giro me Shelter: Mad Dogs And Englishmen . DIXIE GARDENS - Grave Of The Vampire; Garden Of The Dead; Prehistoric Women - PIKE 27 AUTO - Where Does It Hurt; Kotch; Take 'Money And Run million which company president H. M. Redman quoted as the cost of the property in a letter last August August 1 to the Miami Purchase Association, Association, a local group dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings. buildings. The terminal, completed In 1933, will echo to the cry "all aboard" for the last time at 11:05 p. m. Saturday, Saturday, October 28, when Amtrak's George Washington leaves for Newport Newport News, Va., and Washington. Starting October 29, Cincinnati's two daily passenger trains, the George Washington and the James Whitcomb Riley to Chicago, will depart from Amtrak's new mini-terminal mini-terminal mini-terminal at River Road and Evans Street. And the end of passenger service service at Union Terminal has led to a move by some civic leaders, artists artists and historians to preserve the station, which they say Is one of the finest examples in America of Art Deco architecture. Thursday's meeting, called by Stevens with the approval of Mayor Mayor Thomas A. Luken, was an attempt attempt to co-ordinate co-ordinate co-ordinate efforts to "save the terminal." But, despite the Terminal Co.'s offer to sell, Stevens said the city is not interested in buying what he termed "another deficit facility," which would, he added, "incur losses losses to the taxpayers." "I look at it as better , to have some business use of the property instead of a public use," Stevens added. The city planner warned, however, however, that unless some action is taken soon, the building may not be around long. "The Union Terminal as a corporation corporation isn't interested in saving the building; they're interested in liquidating," he said. Stevens announced that the Union Union Terminal Co.'s real estate committee committee will be in town next Thursday Thursday and will meet with anyone interested interested in saving the station. With this in mind, the participants participants at Thursday 's meeting agreed to tell' terminal officials that many Clncinnatians are interested interested in preserving the station and to ask the company what its next moves will be. Present at the meeting were representatives of the City Planning Planning Commission, the Miami Purchase Purchase Association, the Queen City Association and the Cincinnati School Board. Another meeting of those interested in saving the ter- ter- minal will be held 4:45 p.m. Monday' at the Queen City Club.