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Pullman train car guest rooms at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.

Last week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation held its annual conference in Indianapolis.

The venue was an awesome example of adaptive use – a hotel and convention center housed within America’s first Union Station! Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Crowne Plaza features authentic Pullman train car guest rooms resting on their original tracks. Pretty unbelievable!  Though I didn’t get to see inside the rooms, I can attest that guests can still hear the muffled rumblings of trains passing through because the hotel is adjacent to an active Amtrak train station. If you are ever in Indianapolis you should definitely check it out!



  1. Kaitlin

    Rachel, nice photo! I’m so glad to have met you in Indy. Preservation bloggers unite! Keep up the good work. 🙂 Hope to see you at another conference.

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