Main Hall Vestibules and Exterior Roman Legionnaires Restoration Project

The restoration of the six historic vestibules on the north and south sides of the Main Hall and the exterior Roman Legionnaire statuary above the front entrance began in early March 2020. Installed in 1912, the six exterior statues are included in the set of 46 Roman Legionnaires designed by Louis Saint-Gaudens, which represent the number of states at the time of the station’s opening.

USRC has hired John Canning & Co. to clean, repair, and restore the vestibules and exterior statuary, a task that has not been undertaken since the 1980s restoration. This conservation work is expected to be completed in August 2020.

This project is partially funded by a Transportation Alternatives Program grant administered by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation.

Photo Credit: Sarah Mayersohn, USRC Document/Archive Manager