Size: 11.25 x 11"
Did you know that Pittsburgh and St. Louis have both been coined America’s “Gateway to the West?” Naturally, Pittsburgh came first. Meriwether Lewis departed from Pittsburgh, where the great expedition’s keelboat was built, in August 1803. By May 1804, the Corps of Discovery met him in Missouri and officially launched their voyage to the Pacific. Ninety years later, St. Louis welcomed its first train at Union Station. Now, the site is home to shops, dining, light shows and a renovated hotel. Not only a place of historic proportions, it’s also impeccably beautiful. From the barrel vaulted ceiling, to the Allegorical Window’s stained glass, it’s no mystery why Kirsten was excited to add this drawing to her collection. Any history buff will appreciate and admire this original work.
Next to Pittsburgh’s Grand Concourse, this is Kirsten’s second train station drawing. She holds a strong affinity for trains because her Great Granddad worked for the Great Northern Railway. Inspired by family history, Kirsten enjoys train travel and even did her drawing of Carrie Furnace while on a train to Texas.