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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Thank you! Andrea

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