Great Depression, in United States history, the period between the stock market crash of October 29, 1929, and the outbreak of World War II. During this time, the United States experienced its most severe economic decline. Most other nations were similarly affected.
The Union Terminal in Cincinnati opened on March 31, 1933, during the Depression. This magnificent building featured a 116-foot-high semicircular dome clad in Indiana limestone. Learn more about the Cincinnati Union Terminal in this section.
The economy had crashed. The nation was still recovering from World War I, and World War II was on the way. How did the railroad industry manage to make it through the Great Depression?