Day: May 6, 2017

Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

Los Angeles Union Station opened in May 1939 and is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States.

The grand building is still used as a major Southern California transportation hub with long-distance, regional, and commuter trains and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines.

A group of architects led by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson combined several architectural styles: Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne.


The Parkinsons designed many other landmark buildings in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.


Los Angeles Union Station is one of my favorite buildings to photograph. The color enhanced photographs below are just a sampling of the treasures to be found and enjoyed.


Main entrance



Union Station Information Desk, main entrance

“Track 4, Platform A” sign


Tracks below Union Station


Arch over a doorway in the main lobby


Arrivals sign, main lobby


Ceiling with chandeliers


Harvey House Restaurant at Union Station


Stairwell, colorized photograph


Passageway to Trains, Bus Plaza, and Union Station East


Traxx Restaurant, main lobby


Original ticketing area

Women’s restroom


Entrance to Metro Red Line


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